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How I watched my brother die in US hospital, by Dangote

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Sani Dangote, Africa’s richest man’s brother, died in his presence at a Miami hospital, according to Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man.

Mr Dangote made the revelation when welcoming Bola Tinubu, the APC’s leader, on a condolence visit in Kano on Friday.
The business magnate detailed how his brother, Dangote Group vice president, died, claiming that the physicians treating him told him he would die in one hour.

It was “sad” to see him die on a life support system, he said.

Mr Dangote stated that he, his mother, and his late brother’s children were present when the life support equipment indicated that he was dying and that they were all watching as he died.

He further said;

“we were watching until the machine stopped working.”

“Having a brother like this, once you lose him it is really very painful. Because he died in the presence our mother, myself 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 is going down until it stopped working. It was very tormenting.

“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.

“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 almost like a bond together.

Mr Tinubu stated in his sympathy statement that money cannot purchase life and that there is nothing anyone can do to change it.
He encouraged the family to be hopeful and pray for the late Dangote’s soul’s peace.

“We are here not to just commiserate or console you, we are here together to mourn our dear brother. Sani is not yours alone, he is a Lagosian and a great Nigerian and a friend and a brother to all of us here.

“I am not a preacher, but I know what it means to suddenly lose a close relation especially a brother.

“What we have come to do is to join in prayers for you and the people of Kano state, for Nigeria and the entire family as a whole. May God give you the strength to bear the loss. Is a loss to all of us. And also grant you what you didn’t donate to, longer life, keep you in good health, keep the family in good health, give you peace of mind and the ability to accept the decree of God Almighty.

“He is the giver and he is the taker, and He can do anything at any given time he chooses. With your faith and your strong capacity, we believe you will come out of it and continue to do good in his name, in your name, in the family’s name and the entire people of the country,” Mr Tinubu stated.

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