By Uzair Adam Imam
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has commiserated with the President Dangote Group of Companies, Aliko Dangote over the death of his brother Sani Dangote, who was the Vice President Dangote Group of Companies.
A statement signed Monday 15th November, 2021, by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State, Malam Abba Anwar disclosed.
Mr Dangote died at a US hospital on Sunday evening after a protracted illness, and until his death he sat on the board of several companies and was the deputy chairman of African Gum Arabic Producers Association.
The governor said that we received the information about the passing away of this gentleman, Alhaji Sani Dangote, with shock. Kano state, our dear country Nigeria and the business community lost and illustrious son” he mourned.
However, he also lamented that the death was not only shocking to the immediate families of the deceased “…but to all of us particularly those from Kano state. We lost a rare gem in the business community.”
“It is therefore on behalf of the government and good people of Kano state, that I, the governor of Kano state, am sending our heartfelt condolence to the immediate families of Alhaji Sani Dangote, to his brother, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, over his death,” he stated.
He prayed for Forgiveness from the Almighty Allah for the reposed soul of the deceased. Adding that, “May Allah forgive all his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Jannatul Fiddaus, ameen,” the statement added.