By Zubairu Idris
Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has expressed deep sorrow over the death of Malam Ismaila Isa-Funtua, Chairman of Bullet International, an indigenous construction company.
Masari’s condolence is contained in a press statement signed by his Director-General, Media, Abdu Labaran, and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Katsina.
He described with solemnity, the death of Isa-Funtua, as a loss of monumental proportion, which impact would be felt beyond the shores of Nigeria.
Masari 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 late Isa-Funtua, a Second Republic minister, was an iconic Nigerian brand, who had acquainted himself well in business, media industry, politics and philanthropy.
“There is hardly place in Nigeria where his fame has not reached,’’ Masari said.
The governor condoled with President Muhammadu Buhari, Isa-Funtua’s immediate family and business and political associates.
Masari prayed to Allah to forgive him all his sins and admit him into His paradise.
He also urged the bereaved to take consolation in the fact that Malam Isa-Funtua had lived a fulfilled life, which had impacted positively on the lives of many compatriots. (NAN)