All Progressives Congress (APC) Nationwide Chief Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has described the late Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua as a uncommon particular person of immense abilities, talents and generousity.
In accordance with him, the demise of the elder statesman, enterprise mogul and newspaper writer, is a saddening nationwide loss.
In his condolence message to Katsina State Governor Aminu Bello Masari and the Funtua neighborhood, the previous Lagos State governor recalled his final encounter with Mallam Funtua.
The message was made out there on Tuesday by the Tinubu Media Workplace by means of his spokesman Tunde Rahman.
Tinubu additionally commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the demise of one in all his trusted allies and confidants.
He mentioned: “We spoke however two days earlier than, as we frequently do. He spoke vibrantly, together with his trademark logic and deep data. We ended our dialog agreeing to renew quickly once more. There was no indication that this may be our final discuss.
“I had the distinct honour of figuring out this man for a few years. Mallam Funtua liked our nation with uncompromising ardour having served Nigeria with dedication and dedication at totally different occasions in lots of vital capacities.
“He wished the very best for the nation and its folks and labored diligently in his personal capability to advance the course of Nigeria.
“As a long-time buddy, affiliate and in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari, he served as a powerful buttress of help for the president and for his progressive administration.
“I commiserate with President Buhari presently for we’ve suffered the lack of one other particular person of nice mind and extraordinary character. Our nationwide household mourns deeply due to this surprising departure, Could Allah give our President the added power and charm to beat this loss.
I mourn with the speedy and prolonged Funtua household who’ve misplaced a father, patriarch and far more.
“My condolences go to Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State and the Funtua neighborhood.
Now we have misplaced too many excellent Nigerians in such a short while. We can’t query why for the need of Almighty Allah is sovereign and supreme.
“But, we should dedicate ourselves to proceed and to complete the work began by these glorious souls. We should keep on in order that we lend even better which means to the lives they lived.
“Could the Almighty Allah settle for the soul of Mallam Funtua and admit him to Aljanna Firdaus. Could Allah in His munificence additionally grant his household and all these he left behind the inside fortitude, peace and dedication to proceed after him.”