The Progressive Governors Forum ( PGF), a platform of Governors of All Progressives Congress (APC), has described said the death of founding President of Newspapers Proprietor Association of Nigeria (NPAN), Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua as a collosal loss to the nation and patriots.
Funtua died on Monday in Abuja at 78.
The forum, in a condolence message signed by its chairman and Kebbi Governor, Abubakar Bagudu in Abuja, also said the demise of the foremost businessman was a loss to the business community.
Bagudu noted PGF: “received the death of Mallam Isa Funtua with heavy heart and gratitude to Allah (SWT) for a life well blessed.”
The Forum joined President Muhammadu Buhari, people and Government of Katsina State and as well as the nation to pray for repose of the soul of the elder statesman.
“We, the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), join the family, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, people and government of Katsina State and the nation to pray for the repose of the soul of our dear and beloved Mallam Isa Funtua. His death is a loss to the nation, Nigerian business community and patriots.
“We pray to God Almighty to grant the family the fortitude to bear this heavy loss. May Allah reward all the good work of Mallam Isa Funtua, forgive his limitations and bless what he left behind.
“May the soul of Mallam Isa Funtua rest in peace.”
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Source: News update