“As I am right now, I am just waiting for my time. I hope I depart this world in good faith”, Aminu Dantata tells Kashim Shettima, Ganduje, others


*Photo L-R: Shettima, Dantata and Ganduje*

Having clocked the ripe age of 91, elder statesman and renowned business mogul, Alhaji Aminu Alhassan Dantata, disclosed that he no longer enjoys life and added that he is hoping to depart this world in good faith.


He spoke when he played host to the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Kashim Shettima, in Kano.

The business mogul who clocked 91 in May disclosed that many of the friends and people he met across Nigeria during youthful age have died, noting that he 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, of 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.”

Expressing joy and appreciation for Shettima’s visit, Dantata 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.

Earlier, Shettima said he was on a consultation visit to the state.

He pointed out that the purpose of the visit was largely to reach out to elder statesmen ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The APC vice presidential candidate was accompanied by the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Alhaji Musa Gwadabe, General Lawal Jafaru Isah and Alhaji Tanko Yakasai among others.

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