President Buhari’s trusted ally , Isa Funtua is dead
Funtua, who is also a life patron of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria, died on Monday.
The business tycoon, who hails from Katsina like the President, is among those whom critics of the Buhari administration refer to as the cabal.
Funtua, along with the late former Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; and the President’s nephew, Mamman Daura; were described as powerful members in the ‘kitchen cabinet’ of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
In the 1990s he set up a newspaper known as ‘The Democrat’ which was headed by the late Abba Kyari.
Born in Funtua, Katsina State, he was a pioneer student of the Federal Training Centre, Kaduna. He trained as an administrative officer at the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and also as an administrator at the Manchester University in the UK.