- Malam Isa Funtua's death has been described as a colossal loss
- President Muhammadu Buhari extolled the late business icon as a strength to his government
- In a letter directed to his family, Buhari described Funtua as an associate whose generosity is immeasurable
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President Muhammadu Buhari has extolled the memories of his late friend, Malam Isa Funtua, by describing the late journalist and business icon's death as a monumental loss to his government.
In a letter written in Hausa and addressed to the deceased's family, the president expressed his sadness over the death of Funtua who he described as a loss not only to his family but also to the entire country.
It would be recalled that Malam Funtua, always regarded as a man of many colours due to his stints in many sectors, died of suspected cardiac arrest on Monday, July 20.
Amid an outpouring of tribute for the late businessman, President Buhari had condoled with the deceased's family, government, and people of Katsina state over the death of the Second Republic minister.
Writing to the family of Funtua again, the president extolled the deceased as a pillar who was always there to support his administration.
Buhari said Funtua was a "businessman and contractor who built several government buildings in Abuja.”
“Malam Isma’ila was of great assistance to me and my administration. He helped in many ways to strengthen the government and the country before his ultimate demise," part of the letter read.
The president also prayed that Allah grants Funtua Aljanatu Firdaus (the biggest paradise) and overlook his shortcomings.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior and former governor of Osun state, has canonised the memories of Oba Adesoji Aderemi, the late Ooni of Ife who also served as the governor of Nigeria's old western region.
Writing through his Twitter handle on Sunday, July 5, in celebration of the legendary king who died 40 years ago, Aregbesola showered a flurry of encomiums of the personalities of Aderemi, saying "memory of him has continued to be sweet, melodious and good."
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