Governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), have reacted to the death of Mallam Isa Funtua.
The Progressive Governors described the death of Funtua as a colossal loss to the entire country.
This was contained in a statement signed by Kebbi Governor, Abubakar Bagudu who also doubles as the chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum which conveyed the condolence message by the group.
The Governors added that Funtua’s death was also a loss to the business community.
The statement reads that the Governors “received the death of Mallam Isa Funtua with heavy heart and gratitude to Allah (SWT) for a life well blessed.”
They also commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari, people and Government of Katsina State, and as well as the nation on the death of the elder statesman.
“We, the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), join the family, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, people and government of Katsina State and the nation to pray for the repose of the soul of our dear and beloved Mallam Isa Funtua. His death is a loss to the nation, Nigerian business community and patriots.
“We pray to God Almighty to grant the family the fortitude to bear this heavy loss. May Allah reward all the good work of Mallam Isa Funtua, forgive his limitations and bless what he left behind.
“May the soul of Mallam Isa Funtua rest in peace.”
Naija News recalls Funtua died on Monday at an Abuja hospital at the age of 78. He has since been buried according to Islamic rites.