Ex Speaker Na’abba dies at 65

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’Abba, is dead. He died at the age  of 65.
Na’Abba, was Speaker  from 1999 to 2003,. He died in the early hours of Wednesday in an Abuja hospital following a brief illness.

A Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) Na’ab was born into the family of Alhaji Umar Na’Abba, a businessman in Tudun Wada, Kano City, Kano Municipal Local Government on September 27, 1958.

He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), 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, 197.

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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