Kano multi-billionaire, Aminu Dantata, laments loneliness of old age
Renowned Kano business mogul, Aminu Alhassan Dantata, has revealed how old age has reduced him to a lone ranger in a world that has over six billion people in it.
He said he has lost many friends along the way, as he can now hardly count 10 of the people he had made acquaintances with over the years across Nigeria. Most are already dead.
He explained that he no longer enjoys life and he is hoping to depart this world in good faith.
Daily Trust reported that Dantata, 91, disclosed this when he received the Vice-Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kashim Shettima.
He said from a youthful age, he had the privilege of meeting many people and had engaged in friendship in all states of Nigeria but could hardly call out 10 who are still alive.
“I have travelled to all the states in Nigeria and I have done things with people across all states, many were friends but sadly, all the people I know, I hardly can call out 10 that are still alive.
“Honestly, as I am right now, I am just waiting for my time. I no longer enjoy life anymore. I hope I depart this world in good faith.
“I hope I did not offend anyone in life. If I offended anyone, I hope they find it in their hearts to forgive me. If anybody has offended me, I have forgiven them.
“I am now the only one left in my family living with grandchildren.”
Dantata, while expressing joy and appreciation for the visit, prayed for Nigeria for everlasting peace and harmony.
“May God not leave us with our efforts alone, we pray for his continued guidance and protection,” he added.
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