An associate of President Muhammadu Buhari and a former minister, Ismaila Isa-Funtua is dead.
Reports has it that Mr Isa-Funtua died Monday night while keeping a doctor’s appointment.
It was gathered that the elder stateman died suspiciously of cardiac arrest as he was not known to be seriously sick.
The Katsina-born newspaper publisher and industrialist was a minister under the civilian administration of Shehu Shagari.
Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, also confirmed the death.
Mr Shehu said Mr Isa-Funtua was returning from the mosque where he went to pray when he suddenly fell ill and decided to go see a doctor.
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