Dangote’s rival Abdul Samad Rabiu, Saraki, others attend Sani’s funeral


High profile individuals on Wednesday attended the funeral of Sani Dangote, the vice president of Dangote Group of Companies, in Kano.

Founder and chairman of BUA Group Abdul Samad Rabiu, who is a business rival of Dangote Group, was at the funeral to offer support to Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote.

Sani, who was Dangote’s younger brother, died on November 14 in the United States.

The funeral prayer conducted at the palace of the emir of Kano at about 11 am was led by Imam Sani Muhammad.

Others who attended the funeral prayer include Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; aviation minister, Hadi Sirika; presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu; Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje; and emir of Kano, Aminu Ado-Bayero.

Others were Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; and director general, Department of State Services, Yusuf Magaji-Bichi.

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.