The Senior Particular Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Monday mentioned President Muhammadu Buhari, obtained the information of the demise of his political affiliate, Isa Funtua, with “deep disappointment.”
Shehu mentioned this in an announcement titled “President Buhari mourns good friend, political affiliate, Isma’ila Isa Funtua” and made obtainable to journalists.
Funtua, believed to be one of many energy brokers behind Buhari’s regime, died on Monday night.
Shehu quoted the President as saying that Funtua’s demise has created an enormous hole as a result of the deceased persistently stood by him in his political journey.
The assertion learn, “President Muhammadu Buhari obtained with deep disappointment on Monday night data on passing of his longtime good friend and affiliate, Malam Isma’ila Isa Funtua, who was Life Patron of Worldwide Press Institute and Newspapers Proprietors Affiliation of Nigeria.
“The President condoles with relations, authorities and folks of Katsina State, and all associates of the previous President of NPAN, particularly the media business, on the loss, describing him as ‘drastically admired and revered’.
“President Buhari believes the demise of the writer and businessman has created an enormous hole as Malam Funtua persistently stood by him in his political journey.
“The President prayed to Allah for repose of Malam Funtua’s soul, and to grant the household power and fortitude to bear the loss.”