Buhari Consoles Dangote over Death of Family Members
By Dipo Olowookere
Nigeria’s President, Mr Muhammadu Buhari, has prayed to God to grant Africa’s richest man, Mr Aliko Dangote, the fortitude to bear the loss of three of his family members.
The industrialist lost his cousin, Mr Madugu Dantata; his uncle, Mr Murtala Dantata; and a relation known as Mr Sa’idu Fanta in quick succession.
In his condolence message on Monday, the President, who is presently in Japan to attend a function, charged Mr Dangote to see the deaths as “irreparable losses that must be accepted as God-ordained.”
In the message sent through the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, the President condoled with the businessman, the Dantata family and the government and people of Kano State.
“He prayed to Allah to grant peace for the departed souls and the bereaved families the strength to bear the losses,” the statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, quoted the President as saying.