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Speaker Abbas mourns Former Rep member Na’Abba

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Abbas, has urged political leaders to emulate the leadership qualities of Ghali Na’Abba, former House of Representatives Speaker who died on Wednesday.

The speaker’s message is in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Musa Krishi on Wednesday in Abuja.

Na’Abba died in Abuja on Wednesday morning at the age of 65.

He represented the Kano Municipal Federal Constituency and was elected to the National Assembly on the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 1999.

He became the Speaker of the House of Representatives after Salisu Buhari was forced out of the Assembly over certificate and age issues.

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Krishi, who expressed Abbas’s sadness over Na’Abba’s demise, quoted him as saying “former Speaker Ghali Na’Abba was one of Nigeria’s finest lawmakers while he held sway as the number four man.

“Na’Abba was a lawmaker par excellence; a dedicated, committed and patriotic Nigerian who served his fatherland with zeal.”

He recalled how Na’Abba had an eventful tenure as Speaker of the 4th House, saying his legislative exploits shaped Nigeria’s democracy.

He added that “during Na’Abba’s tenure, he brought unity and stability to the House.

“Na’Abba was a special breed as a lawmaker. He showed leadership as Speaker of the 4th House.

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“He inspired members and championed the first and only successful veto of a sitting president, leading to the establishment of the NDDC.

“Long after his exit from the parliament, he remained politically active and continued to encourage and motivate us all. We will really miss him.”

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