By Francis Sardauna
Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State has expressed deep sorrow over the death of Malam Isma’ila Isa Funtua, Chairman of Bullet International, an indigenous construction company, saying the deceased was an iconic Nigerian
Governor Masari, in a press statement signed by the Director General, Media, Abdu Labaran Malumfashi, described the death of Funtua as a loss of monumental proportion which impact will be felt beyond the shores of Nigeria.
He described the deceased as a prince of the world who, as a successful businessman, politician and a top notch member of the International Press Institute (IPI), had traversed the globe, promoting and advertising the very best of Nigeria.
He added that Funtua, a Second Republic minister, was an iconic Nigerian brand who had acquainted himself well in business, media industry, politics and philanthropy, with hardly any place in Nigeria where his fame has not reached.
While condoling President Muhammadu Buhari, Funtua’s immediate family and business and political associates, Masari prayed to Allah to forgive him all his sins and other shortcomings, as well as admit him in paradise.
He also urged the bereaved’s family to take consolation in the fact that Funtua had lived a fulfilled life which had impacted positively on the lives of many compatriots.