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The final farewell – Sani Dangote

The final farewell – Sani Dangote

Published By: Olufunmilola Olukomaiya

By Zubairu Idris

The remains of late Alhaji Sani Dangote, the Deputy President, Dangote Group of Companies, was laid to rest in Kano on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021.

The funeral prayer which was led by Imam Sani Muhammad and attended by thousands of Muslims was conducted at the palace of the Emir of Kano at about 11 a.m.

The Imam prayed to Almighty Allah to forgive the sins of the deceased and grant him paradise.

The Imam leads prayers for Sani Dangote
Aliko Dangote, right, during the prayer
Aliko Dangote, right on Wednesday in Kano

The funeral prayer was attended by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado-Bayero.

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Others were Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, Sen. Bukola Saraki, Director General, Department of State Services, Yusuf Magaji-Bichi, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Alhaji Abdussamad Isyaku-Rabiu and captains of industries from within outside the country, among others.

The deceased was buried at Sarari graveyard, where deceased members of Dantata family are buried.

Sheikh Tijjani Bala-Kalarawi, who led prayers after the burial, described the deceased as a humble, generous and nice gentleman during his lifetime.

He stressed the need for people to judge themselves based on their deeds every day before going to bed, to enable them do more good deeds while alive.

All alone: Sani Dangote's body on the floor before the funeral
All alone: Sani Dangote’s body on the floor before the funeral
The huge crowd that bade farewell to Sani Dangote
The Borno delegation trying to enter the crowd jammed funeral for Sani Dangote
The Nasarawa delegation, Gov. Sule and his predecessors. Sule used to be a top chief of Dangote Group
Bukola Saraki, third right at the burial of Sani Dangote
Incredible crowd at Dangote burial

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