Nigeria loses yet another top personality as President Muhammadu Buhari's close ally Ismaila Isa Funtua dies.
Ismaila Isa Funtua reportedly died of heart attack at the age of 78 according to reports.
The news of his death drew reactions from top Nigerian politicians
Bashir Ahmad @BashirAhmaad: "Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un! Just heard about Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua’s sudden death. This life! May Allah accept his soul, forgive his shortcomings and grant him Jannah al-Firdaus."
Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D @farooqkperogi: "Samaila Isa Funtua, a key member of d Aso Rock cabal who only a few weeks ago was waxing omniscient about d future during an interview with Reuben Abati (essentially saying Igbo pple can't be president in 2023), is dead.If he died of COVID-19 as someone said, there's more trouble"
Reno Omokri @renoomokri: "Condolences to the family of Isa Funtua on his passing earlier today. May God comfort them on their loss. I particularly condole with General @MBuhari, who was particularly close to Isa Funtua. May you and your family find strength in these times."
Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara @YakubDogara: "Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua was a Distinguished elderstatesman, media icon, construction magnate, industrialist & a patriot whose legacies are too numerous to list. My condolences to his family, friends, associates, the people & Govt of Katsina state. May his soul in peace."
Ben Murray-Bruce @benmurraybruce: "I am saddened by the death of my brother and senior colleague, Mallam Isa Funtua. I spoke to him just three hours before his reported death, and he promised to further call me tomorrow. I pray that God comforts his family and loved ones, and may his soul rest in peace."
REST IN PEACE Mallam Isa Funtua
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