FCT Minister of State Mourns Ghali Na’Abba

By: Freda Aideyan

The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud, has expressed deep sadness over the demise of a distinguished Parliamentarian, former Speaker, Alhaji Ghali Umar Na’Abba, who passed away in the early hours of Wednesday, December 27, 2023.

In a statement she personally signed and made available to Journalists, the Minister described Rt. Honourable Ghali Na’Abba as a Parliamentarian par excellence.

While condoling his family and government of Kano State, Mahmoud stressed that his contributions as Speaker between 1999 to 2003, left an indelible imprint on the nation’s democracy.

The statement reads in part: “I express my deepest condolences to his family, the government and good people of Kano State over this sad incidence.”

“Alhaji Na’Abba’s contributions to the development and strengthening of the legislature cannot be overemphasized which, by all means, left an indelible imprint on our democracy”, she added.

“His service as Speaker from July 1999 to June 2003, showcased him as a Parliamentarian par excellence,” the Minister of State emphasized.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. We pray Allah (SWT) to shine light on his grave, grant him Jannatul Firdausi and provide solace to those mourning his departure”, Mahmoud restated.