Buhari mourns friend, political associate, Isma’ila Isa Funtua

President Muhammadu Buhari expressed deep sadness on Monday evening information on passing of his longtime friend and associate, Malam Isma’ila Isa Funtua, who was Life Patron of International Press Institute and Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN).

The President condoled with family members, government and people of Katsina State, and all associates of the former President of NPAN, especially the media industry, on the loss, described him as “greatly admired and respected’’.

President Buhari said he believed the demise of the publisher and businessman has created a huge gap as Malam Funtua consistently stood by him in his political journey.

The President prayed to Allah for repose of Malam Funtua’s soul, and to grant the family strength and fortitude to bear the loss.

Malam Isma’ila Isa Funtua died at age of 78.


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