The Dantata Family is currently bereaved. Alhaji Murtala Dantata is dead. The cause of his death is currently unclear.
It was also gathered that the family lost another member, Magudu Dantata.
Both men are relatives of Nigeria’s Richest Man, Aliko Dangote who is currently battling to save his fortunes after the CORONAVIRUS and the crisis it generated internationally saw him suffer monumental loss running into billions of dollars.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commiserated with Dangote, Africa’s leading industrialist and businessman, following recent losses of some members of his family.
The large extended family lost three persons, Aliko’s cousin, Madugu Dantata, his uncle, Alhaji Murtala Dantata and Alhaji Sa’idu Fanta, a relation.
In a message of condolence to Aliko Dangote, the Dantata family and the government and people of Kano State through Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, President Buhari described the losses, which occurred in rapid succession as irreparable losses that must be accepted as God-ordained.
He prayed to Allah to grant peace for the departed souls and the bereaved families the strength to bear the losses.