The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has expressed sadness over the demise of Ghali Na’abba, former speaker of the House of Representatives.
Recall that Na’abba died on Wednesday in Abuja after battling an undisclosed illness.
His body was immediately flown into the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport from Abuja and was buried in Kano State the same day.
Reacting, NLC in a statement issued by its President, Joe Ajaero, described the deceased as a fine gentleman who had made sacrifices for the country’s democracy.
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According to Ajaero, the late lawmaker would be remembered for thwarting the third term agenda by some politicians.
The statement reads in part, “In particular, Na’aba will be remembered for his heroic role in thwarting the third term agenda of the then formidable anti-democratic forces.
“He paid dearly for his role and was not allowed to return to the parliament ever since but he lost nothing of his national status or relevance.
“But beyond thwarting the third term agenda, Ghali Na’abba is on record to have repeatedly held the executive accountable for their actions almost culminating in the impeachment of the President.
“We at the Congress mourn this fine gentleman, principled politician and one of the greatest heroes of our democracy”.