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Speaker Abbas is in mourning. Na’Abba, a former Representative

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Tajudeen Abbas, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, has asked political leaders to imitate the leadership skills of Ghali Na’Abba, the former Speaker of the House of Representatives who died on Wednesday.

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

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

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

After Salisu Buhari was thrown out of the Assembly over certificate and age issues, he was appointed Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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According to Krishi, who conveyed Abbas’s sorrow at Na’Abba’s death, “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.”

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He recalled Na’Abba’s exciting term as Speaker of the 4th House, claiming that his legislative achievements helped shape Nigeria’s democracy.

“During Na’Abba’s tenure, he brought unity and stability to the House,” he continued.

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“As a legislator, Na’Abba was one of a kind. As Speaker of the 4th House, he demonstrated leadership.

“He inspired members and advocated for the first and only successful veto of a sitting president, resulting in the formation of the NDDC.”

“Long after he left the parliament, he remained politically active, encouraging and motivating us all.” We’ll miss him terribly.”

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