The Northern Governors Forum has mourned the death of Isma’ila Isa Funtua.
Simon Lalong, the Chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, in a condolence message by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Macham, on Monday in Jos, described Isa Funtua’s death as a great loss to the nation.
He said: “This is a great loss to his family, the Northern Region and the entire nation considering his immense contributions to national development.
“He is one person that has built bridges among people of different ethnic, religious and political persuasions and also encouraged unity, peace and tolerance.”
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Lalong added that “his business acumen, humility, and hard work among his many achievements would continue to inspire the younger generation, especially as a worthy role model amidst the loss of confidence of selfless leaders in the nation.”
Furthermore, the NGF chairman commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the loss of the deceased who was his long term associate and political ally and offered counsel to the government on many issues.
Lalong said: “I condole with Funtua’s family and pray for God to give them the fortitude to bear the loss.
“Nigeria, especially the Northern Region, would miss his wealth of wisdom and knowledge which he offered during critical times.
“I also pray that his soul finds rest.”
Okay.ng reported how Isma’ila Isa Funtua died on Monday of cardiac arrest.