Business mogul and Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote said it was quite a painful experience watching his younger brother, Sani died slowly in the United States (US) hospital.
Giving a chilling account of how he watched helplessly while life was leaving Sani’s body slowly, Dangote described the experience as ‘tormenting’ and ‘harrowing’.
According to him, it was difficult having to watch him (Sani) die slowly after doctors informed the entire family present at his bedside that within the next one hour he would give up the ghost.
The business mogul, who spoke when the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, paid him a condolence visit on Friday in Kano, 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 myself, our mother and all his children.”
“The most painful thing is when you are told that your brother will be passing 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 recalled.
In condoling the deceased family, Asiwaju Tinubu said if money could save a life, Dangote would have prevented his brother from dying.
He said, “if it was possible to save late Sani Dangote’s life, a lot of money could had been spent, but death is a necessary debt that every soul must pay.”
The former Lagos State governor was in Kano to console Aliko Dangote and the family on the death of his brother, Sani Dangote, who until his sudden dead served as the Vice Chairman of Dangote Group of Companies.