Ismaila Isa Funtua is one of Nigeria’s wealthiest billionaires. His story dates back to Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida. How did very-private Isa Funtua’s name emerge publicly? In January 2019, Atiku Abubakar unleashed a storm on Isa Funtua’s decades-long privacy. (Popular Read: Who Is Better To Lead Nigeria? Muhammadu Buhari Or Atiku Abubakar?)Atiku Abubakar publicly alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari had a relative or close friend who privately owned Keystone Bank of Nigeria and 9mobile. Proceeding that declaration, Isa Funtua’s name was released to the media. Many have since wondered, who is Ismaila Isa Funtua?
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The Truth On Isa Funtua:
Isa Funtua is a smart business man and silent politician. His rise to wealth and politics started decades ago as an employee at Katsina Native Authority. Isa Funtua was born and raised in Katsina State but spends most of his time in Abuja the government capital of Nigeria. He is considered one of Nigeria’s top 100 richest men as of 2018. Funtua is very well known within the political and billionaire circle in Nigeria especially within the Peoples Democratic party (PDP). He once served as Minister for Water Resources under then president Shagari.
Isa Funtua is a man that silently creates financial wealth for himself and the government officials he supports. He works similarly to Ronald Chagoury; not a public figure but earns massively from public wealth. Isa Funtua owns Bulet/Bullentine Construction, New Africa Holdings, amongst other companies. He has benefitred from relationships with Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB), Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, Olusegun Obasanjo, Diezani Alison Madueke, Goodluck Jonathan, Godwin Emefiele and now Muhammadu and Aisha Buhari. In 2018, Isa Funtua invested in 9mobile Nigeria and Keystone Bank Nigeria, using Asega Aliga as the front man.
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