Alh. Aliko Dangote
Stephen Angbulu and Adeyinka Adedipe
Published 16 November 2021
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has commiserated with the Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, over the death of his younger brother and Vice President of the Dangote Group, Sani Dangote.
Sani Dangote died in the United States of America on Sunday after a brief illness.
Buhari’s condolence message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled, ‘President Buhari condoles with Aliko Dangote, family over passing of brother, Sani Dangote.’
“Reputed for his gentleness, loyalty and generosity, the President urges approximation of his wonderful deeds on earth, praying that the Almighty God will grant him eternal rest,” the statement read.
Likewise, the Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, on Monday mourned the deceased.
In a statement, Obaseki said, “Having known Sani for many years and developed a close bond with him and the Dangote family, the news is as devastating as it is numbing.
“A thorough-bred businessman and pacesetting entrepreneur, Sani had a knack for excellence, which is evident in the chains of businesses he set up and managed, ranging from agriculture to manufacturing, banking and oil services.”
In the same vein, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, commiserated Aliko Dangote, over the death of his younger.
Tinubu, a former Lagos governor, prayed that Almighty Allah comfort the Dangote family and grant Sani Dangote eternal rest.
In a statement on Monday by his Media Office, Tinubu said, “I offer my deepest condolences to President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, over the unfortunate passing of his younger brother, Alhaji Sani Dangote.”
“Alhaji Sani Dangote was humble, diligent and hardworking. He worked closely with his brother to build the Dangote Group into a successful conglomerate it is today.
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