Having clocked the ripe age of 91, elder statesman and renowned business mogul, Aminu Alhassan Dantata, disclosed that he no longer enjoys life. He added that he is hoping to depart this world in good faith.
Daily Trust reports the wealthy businessman as saying this when he played host to the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Kashim Shettima, in Kano.
He disclosed that many of the friends and people he met across Nigeria from his youthful age have died. He noted 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.
He explained that the purpose of visiting Danata was largely to reach out to elder statesmen on the ongoing project in the north ahead of the 2023 general elections.