The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and Deputy Speaker, Hon. Idris Wase, have commiserated with foremost industrialist, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, over the death of his younger brother, Alhaji Sani Dangote.
The duo, in seperate statements, expressed sadness over the death of Sani, who was Vice-President of the Dangote Group.
Gbajabiamila, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, said Sani’s demise is a painful loss, given his role in the Dangote Group.
The Speaker said Sani Dangote would be sorely missed by many Nigerians, noting that his contributions to the development of the Dangote Group and by extension the private sector in Nigeria would remain indelible.
Gbajabiamila sent his heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Kano State, the Dangote family, especially the President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and the entire management and staff of Dangote Group.
He prayed to the Almighty Allah to grant the soul of late Sani Dangote a peaceful resting place in Jannatul Firdaus.
On his part, the Deputy Speaker, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Uma Puma, described the deceased as a committed nationalist who gave all for the unity, progress and industrial development of the nation.
While praying to Allah to reward his good deeds with Jannatil firdaus, Wase prayed to the Almighty Allah to give the family the fortitude to bear the loss.