Bola Tinubu, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to the death of Malam Ismaila Isa Funtua.
Tinubu described Funtua’s death as a great loss to Nigeria.
He said the deceased served Nigeria with dedication and commitment at different capacities during his lifetime.
The APC National Leader said the deceased was generous and an elder statesman.
Funtua had died on Monday after he suffered cardiac arrest.
The APC National leader in a statement he signed said: “The passing of elder-statesman, nationalist newspaper publisher and prominent businessman, Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, is a saddening national loss. He was a rare individual of immense talents, abilities and generosity.
“I had the distinct honour of knowing this man for many years. Mallam Funtua loved our nation with uncompromising passion having served Nigeria with dedication and commitment at different times in many important capacities.”
Tinubu while consoling with the Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Bello Masari, lamented that Nigeria has lost some of its outstanding citizens in recent time.
“My condolences to Governor Aminu Bello Mazari of Katsina State and the Funtua Community. We have lost too many outstanding Nigerians in such a short time. We cannot question why for the will of Almighty Allah is sovereign and supreme,” he added.
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