Renowned businessman, Ismaila Isa Funtua, 78, is dead
A source confirmed to Okay.ng that he died of cardiac arrest Monday night.
He will be buried on Tuesday.
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 pub-lic 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.
He is also a close ally to President Muhammadu Buhari.