The President/Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group and Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has revealed how his younger brother, died in a hospital in the United States.
Aliko Dangote said the doctors told him that his brother, Sani, would die in an hour, and that he died when it was time as he watched the life support machine go down until it stopped working.
According to NAN, this was made known by Aliko Dangote, while speaking when the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Bola Tinubu, paid him a condolence visit on Friday in Kano.
What Aliko Dangote is saying
Dangote, who expressed how said it was for him to watch his brother die, while on life support machine, said his death was a very tough time for the family, especially for him because of the bond they shared.
Dangote said, “We have always known that there is life and there is death; as Muslims, we don’t know who is next, and it can be today, tomorrow or even now. That is why it is good to be good, so that when you get there, you will find out that you have done what you were asked to do on earth,” said Dangote.
“And having a brother like this, once you lose him, it is really very painful, because he died in front of myself, our mother and all his children. The most painful thing is when you are told that your brother will be passing on in about an hour and you stand by watching as the machine is going down until it stopped working.’’
What former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, is saying
Speaking earlier at the occasion, Tinubu told Dangote that he was shocked to hear about the death of Sani, who he described as gentleman during his lifetime.
He said, “I call on the family to take heart and continue to pray for the repose of the soul of late Sani Dangote. We are here not to just commiserate or console you, we are here together to mourn our dear brother.
“Sani is not yours alone, he is a Lagosian and a great Nigerian and a friend and a brother to all of us here. I am not a preacher, but I know what it means to suddenly lose a close relation, especially a brother.”
Tinubu also condoled with the grandfather of the deceased, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, and prayed to Allah to forgive his sins and grant him paradise.
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Sani Dangote, who is also the Vice President of Dangote Group, died at a hospital in the United States on Sunday evening November 15, after a protracted illness. He was reported to have been battling with ill health for several months, and has investments in manufacturing, agriculture, banking and oil services.
The remains of Sani Dangote, was laid to rest in the family’s private cemetery in Kano about 2 days ago.