By Godwin Amunde
The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), a platform of Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described the death of Mallam Isa Funtua as a collosal loss to the nation and patriots.
In a statement made available to news men on Wednesday in Abuja, Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu said the death of Mallam Isa Funtua was received with heavy hearts but with gratitude to Allah for a life well blessed.
According to Governor Bagudu, “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.”
The Forum prayed to God Almighty to grant the family the fortitude to bear the heavy loss, while asking Allah to reward all the good works of Mallam Isa Funtua, forgive his limitations and bless what he left behind.
Mallam Isa Funtua was the chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the life patron of Newspapers Proprietor Association of Nigeria (NPAN).
Until his death, he was the Chairman of Bulet Construction Company.
He died on Monday in Abuja at 78, and buried according to Islamic rites Tuesday, July 21 in Abuja.