By Palma Ileye
Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has extended its heartfelt condolences to the family, the Government and people of Kano, and to Nigeria as a whole for the loss of Alhaji Ghali Umar Na’abba.
According to the group’s press release issued by Professor Doknan Sheni, Director General, Northern Elders Forum stated, “His passing is a great loss to the nation, as he was a remarkable statesman whose leadership, sacrifice, statesmanship, patriotism, and unwavering commitment to the interest of the people of Northern Nigeria and citizens of Nigeria as a whole had few parallels in our nation’s history.
“It is with deep sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Alhaji Ghali Umar Na’abba. His contributions to the development and progress of Northern Nigeria and Nigeria as a whole are immeasurable. As a statesman, he dedicated his life to serving the people and working towards the betterment of society.
“His leadership was characterized by integrity, wisdom, and a genuine concern for the welfare of the people he represented. He was a living history, embodying the values and principles that young Northerners should strive to achieve.
“As we mourn the loss of this great statesman, let us also celebrate his life and the legacy he leaves behind. Let us remember his selflessness, his courage, and his unwavering commitment to the ideals of justice, equality, and progress. Let us strive to honor his memory by continuing the work he started and by upholding the values and principles he held dear.
“His legacy as a dedicated member of the Board of Trustees of the Northern Elders Forum will always be remembered, as he played an instrumental role in shaping the agenda and goals of the organization.
“In this time of grief, we pray that Allah Subhanallahu Wa Ta’ala grants Alhaji Ghali Umar Na’abba Aljanna firdausi. May his soul rest in eternal peace. We also pray for strength and comfort for his family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time.”