Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua has passed away at the age of 78.
He passed away in Abuja while undergoing a routine medical check-up.
He reportedly suffered a massive heart attack during the medical check-up.
Since Alhaji Ismaila Isa Funtua commenced his working career at the Katsina Native Authority many decades ago, he remained as constant as the northern star in the polity.
In his public and private endeavours, the Manchester University-trained administrator was indisputably remarkable.
His feats as a businessman, media patron and administrator distinguished him as an exceptional statesman, whose image was profitable to Nigeria’s developmental trajectory.