Alhaji Dangote narrated how painful it was for him to watch his brother Sani die. He described the incident as tormenting.
Dangote disclosed this when a former governor and national leader of the All Progressive Congress paid him a condolence visit in Kano.
Sani died in the United States on Sunday and was laid to rest on Wednesday at Alhassan Dantata family cemetery in Koki quarters (Sarari) of Kano metropolis.
Dignitaries, including the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, governors, businessmen and many others expressed their condolences to the family.
The News Agency of Nigeria quoted Dangote as saying, “It is a very tough time for us; it has been very trying, especially for myself. Having a brother like him; once you lose him it is really very painful. He died in front of me, our mother and all his children.
“The most painful thing is when you are told that your brother will pass on in about an hour and you stand by watching as the machine was going down until it stopped working. It was very tormenting.”
Dangote thanked Tinubu for his visit.He added, “Your Excellency, you are our host because you are the governor of all of us and we really thank you for taking almost the whole week struggling with the crowds, it’s not easy”
“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.”
Tinubu described the late Sani as a gentleman.
“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 to mourn our dear brother.’’