Ismaila Isa Funtua, a business mogul and former Minister of Commerce in the government of Shehu Shagari is dead.
He reportedly died of a heart attack on Monday afternoon.
In recent years, Isa was named as part of the so called cabal that called the shots in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Popularly known by the name of his home town, Funtua in Katsina, Isa was founder and chairman of Bullet Construction, which built the Office of the Head of Service right next to the Federal Secretariat.
He was also the publisher of the Democrat Newspaper, which was based in Kaduna.
He was at a time, President of the Newspaper Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN).
Funtua was also the father-in-law of Ahmed Kuru, the managing director of Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON).
He will buried on Tuesday, at 1pm, according to Islamic rites.