What you will find in this book are critical facts about governance in Nigeria through the eyes of major players in politics, media and business spanning nearly 40 years period that Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua, in one way or the other, had a foothold in government and influenced directly and indirectly, the fortunes or misfortune of many Nigerians.
The book comprises of two sections:
The first sections titled “Through The Eyes” contains the personal views and realities of the lte Mallam Ismaila Isa Funtua’s friends and associates in the media, politics and business spheres.
In this first section , readers will see mallam Funtua from the optics of the twelve elder statesmen including those he served with as minister in the cabinet of Alhaji Shehu Shagari as president in the second republic and associates in the media world , as well as business partners before his final exit from this hemisphere.
The second section with the title “In The Alternative Eyes” contains the different views of other Nigerians using their own personal lenses and realities which are not necessarily as savoury as the image painted by Mallam Funtua’s family, friends and associates.
In the final analysis, one thing is guaranteed, and that is that readers would learn first-hand, the nuanced, coded, sometimes vulgar and even granular details about political power play in high places in Nigeria.
As someone once posited, there is no good man that does not have something bad in him and there is no bad man that does not have a good thing in him.
The degree to which the bad and the good dominate a human being’s character and attitude towards others, often define how he/she is perceived by the various people that he/she interacts with in the course of his/her life.