Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, a close associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, is dead. He died of cardiac arrest on Monday evening, according to one of his brothers.
“Mallam told his family members that he wanted to see his doctor but decided to visit his barber first. He drove himself to the hospital.”
Mallam Funtua’s Janaza will be conducted at Area 1 mosque and he will be buried according to the Islamic ritual, on Tuesday morning. Ismaila Isa is a renowned Business Executive and public officer with over thirty years of management experience. He was Personnel Manager in United Textiles Limited (UNTL), responsible for over ten thousand staff and a one-time Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He is the founder of Bulet International Nigeria Limited (the largest wholly-owned indigenous construction company) which built most of the iconic public buildings in Abuja. He is the founding Managing Director of Democrat Newspaper and served as President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) for 8 years.