Gov. Yahaya Mourns Former Speaker Ghali Na’Abba—Gov. Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has sympathised with the Na’Abba family as well as the government and people of Kano State over the death of Ghali Na’Abba, former Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Yahaya, in a condolence message by his media aide, Mr Ismaila Uba-Misilli, on Wednesday in Gombe, expressed deep sorrow over the demise of Na’abba.
Na’Abba died in the early hours of Wednesday at the age of 65 after a protracted illness.
The governor described Na’abba as a fine gentleman, smart politician and dogged leader who graced the Nigerian political landscape with courage and distinction.
He said Na’Abba’s tenure as Speaker epitomised dignity and honour in leadership.
“Na’Abba’s legacy extends far beyond his time in office.
“His commitment to legislative independence and his contributions to fostering good governance in Nigeria are invaluable and will be fondly remembered.
“Our hearts go out to the immediate family of the deceased and Nigerians in general in this time of immense loss. May we find solace and strength during this difficult period,” said the governor.
Yahaya, who is also the Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum, extended the forum’s deepest condolences to members of the Na’Abba family, the government and people of Kano State over the loss.
“May Allah in his infinite mercy forgive the shortcomings of the deceased and reward his good deeds with Aljannat Firdaus,” the chairman prayed.