The remains of President Muhammadu Buhari’s friend and founding President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, have been laid to rest at the Gudu Cemetery on Tuesday in Abuja.
Funtua, who is a longstanding ally of President Muhammadu Buhari died on Monday after suffering cardiac arrest.
The Salat-al-Janazah was performed by the Chief Imam, Sheikh Abdulahi Bala Yau at the Shehu Shagari Central Mosque, Area 1, Garki, Abuja before his burial.
Also, prayers were offered at his grave side by the Chief Imam of National Mosque, Abuja, Dr Kabir.
Some of the dignitaries who attended the Janazah prayer and the burial include nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mamman Daura; former Ogun Governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun; FCT Minister Mohammed Musa Bello; Senator Tunde Ogheha; Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni; Former S.A. to President Buhari on Foreign Affairs Ambassador Yahaha Lawal; former Zamfara Governor Mahmoud Shinkafi and former Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON ), Abdulahi Mohammed.
Others were former EFCC Chairman Nuhu Ribadu and Chairman of THISDAY /ARISE TV, Chief Nduka Obaigbena.