The immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has mourned Alhaji Ismaila Isa Funtua who died on Monday Evening.
Saraki in a Statement via his official Twitter handle said he will miss him and the country will miss a detribalised Nigerian and symbol of national unity that he was.
The Statement read in Full ; Inalilahi Wa Ina ilaehi rajihun. I condole with His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, on the death of Alhaji Ismaila Isa Funtua.
As a valued associate of my late father, Alhaji Funtua always made himself available as a fountain of wisdom.
He was always ready to offer his advice and give a fresh perspective to issues. I will miss him and the country will miss a detribalised Nigerian and symbol of national unity that he was.
My condolences go to his family, his associates, the people and government of Katsina State and the entire country. May Almighty Allah (SWT) forgive his sins and grant him a place in Aljannah Firdaus.
~ Dr. Abubakar Bukola saraki