President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of the late Isa Funtua as well as the people of Katsina State over the death of the politician.
The President who noted that he received the news of Funtua’s death with deep sadness, added that the demise of the influential statesman and media guru has created a huge gap.
Naija News recalls Mallam Funtua died on Monday, 20th July in Abuja of suspected cardiac arrest at the age of 78.
Reacting to the death of his long time ally, President Buhari in a statement in Abuja signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, condoled with all associates of the late Funtua.
The statement noted that the President condoled with family members, government and people of Katsina State, and all associates of the former President of NPAN – Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, especially the media industry, on the loss, describing him as “greatly admired and respected.
“President Buhari believes the demise of the publisher and businessman has created a huge gap as Mallam Funtua consistently stood by him in his political journey,” the statement said.
The President prayed to Allah for the repose of Mallam Funtua’s soul and that Allah grant the family strength and fortitude to bear the loss.