President Muhammadu Buhari says he received with deep sadness information on the passing of his longtime friend and associate, Isma’ila Isa Funtua.
He was Life Patron of International Press Institute and Newspapers Proprietors Association of Nigeria, NPAN.
The President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu condoles with family members, government and people of Katsina State, as well as the media industry, on the loss.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has condoled with President Buhari over the loss, Funtua, his long-time friend.
The speaker in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Lanre Lasisi expressed sadness over Funtua’s death and said he lived a life full of service to humanity.