The former speaker passed away on Wednesday morning, and is survived by his wife, children and family members.


A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na”Abba, has reportedly died in the early hours of Wednesday in Abuja.


A family source revealed that the former lawmaker died in an Abuja hospital following a brief illness.

Na’Abba was born into the family of Umar Na’Abba, a businessman in Tudun Wada, Kano City, on 27 September 1958.


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He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979.


His early education was at Jakara Primary School, Kano where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1969.

He later attended Rumfa College, Kano for his West African School Certificate and was also at School of Preliminary Studies, Kano, between 1974 and 1976, before gaining admission into Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in October, 1976.

He completed a postgraduate programme on Leadership and Good Governance at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in the United States in 2004.


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