The Global News reports that Rt. Hon. Ghali Umar Na’aba, the ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives, has passed away.

The former Speaker, aged 65, passed away early this morning, Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at an Abuja hospital after a brief illness.

Rt. Hon. Na’aba served as the Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1999 to 2003.

He assumed the position following the resignation of Salisu Buhari amid a certificate forgery scandal.

The former Speaker was born into the family of Alhaji Umar Na’Abba, a businessman in Tudun Wada, Kano City, Kano Municipal Local Government on 27 September 1958.

Rt. Hon. Na’aba’s father was a firm disciplinarian and an Islamic scholar. His father taught him virtues of hard work, entrepreneurship, strong religious inclination, prudence and modesty.

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