Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man has given a chilling account of how he watched helplessly while his brother, late Sani Dangote, was dying slowly in the hospital.
Speaking on Friday, the business mogul described it as ‘tormenting’ having to watch his brother give up the ghost after doctors had told the entire family members who were present at his sickbed that he would give up in the next one hour.
He spoke while receiving the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, on Friday.
Tinubu was in Kano to condole with him on the death of his brother who was the Vice Chairman of the Dangote Group of Companies.
Dangote said, “We have always known that when there is life, there is death. We as Muslims 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 can bid for whatever you were asked to do on earth.
“I thank you all for all your prayers and your support. This will actually help us to reduce the pain that we are going through. It is a very tough time for us, it’s been very trying for especially myself, we were actually bonding together.
“Having a brother like this, once you lose him, it is really very painful. He died in front of me, our mother, and all his children.”