The remains of late Alhaji Sani Dangote, the Deputy President, Dangote Group of Companies and brother to Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, was laid to rest in Kano today, Wednesday, November 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 funeral prayer was attended by Senate President, Ahmad Lawal, Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika, Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado-Bayero.
Others were Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, Sen. Bukola Saraki, Director General, Department of State Services, Yusuf Magaji-Bichi, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Alhaji Abdussamad Isyaka-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.