Buhari writes late Isa Funtua’s family: The Nigerian President, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday wrote the family of the late publisher and businessman, Isma’ila Isa Funtua.
The President described the death of Funtua as a big national loss in his letter personally signed.
Garba Shehu, the Speaker of the House, sent a copy of the letter to TrueTalk News Nigeria.
In the draft of Funtua ‘s aunt, Hajiya Hauwa, the President made the children and the whole family realize, not alone, but the suffering of the whole world.
According to Buhari, the late publisher was of great assistance to him and his government, noting that he helped him in many ways to strengthen the administration and the country before his death.
President Buhari, in the letter, recalled that “in his active politics, Malam Isma’ila served as a Minister,” adding that “he was also a businessman and contractor who built several government buildings in Abuja.”
Buhari noted that Funtua was a director of Funtua Textile Mills for 30 years and chaired the Zamfara Textile Company.
And was a life Executive member of the Board of the International Press Institute, IPI.
Buhari said that Nigerians of all shades and backgrounds have nothing but kind words for Funtua.
He noted that “late Isma’ila was reputed throughout his life for his kindness, generosity and support for public causes, big and the not so big.”
He then urged all those Malam Isma’ila left behind not to allow division in their ranks.
President Buhari also prayed to Allah to forgive the departed and grant him Aljannatul-Firdaus (paradise).