By Sanni Onogu, Abuja
Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday described as a painful loss the loss of life of Mallam Isma’ila Isa Funtua.
Lawan expressed his heartfelt condolences to the household of the late enterprise mogul, neighborhood chief, social and political activist and nationalist.
“The information of the loss of life of Mallam Isa Funtua left me with profound unhappiness,” Lawan mentioned in an announcement by his Particular Adviser (Media), Ola Awoniyi, in Abuja.
“He was a person who touched many lives and impacted the event of Nigeria along with his foresight, business, enterprise, boundless enthusiasm, magnetism, friendliness and accommodating spirit.
“Mallam Isa Funtua made buddies throughout tribe, faith, era and sophistication in Nigeria, and touched many lives in public service in addition to in his personal life,” he added.
He described the departed as a person of many components who delivered to bear his nice intelligence, power and integrity on every part factor that he did.
Lawan mentioned Funtua was a pioneer and path blazer who established an authoritative nationwide newspaper and an enormous development firm by which he left indelible footprints on the bodily and sociology-political landscapes of Nigeria.
“Even in loss of life, Mallam Isa Funtua’s presence will proceed to be felt for a very long time by Nigerians,” Lawan mentioned.
The Senate President commiserated with the Authorities and Individuals of Katsina State over the loss.
Lawan additionally significantly condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari, who misplaced an in depth buddy, trusted ally and in-law.
Lawan prayed Allah to consolation the family members that Mallam Isa Funtua left behind, forgive his sins and settle for his soul in Aljannat Firdaus.