Nigerians woke up to reports on social media on Sunday, September 25, 2016, that the Chairman of Dangote Group and Africa’s richest man was dead.
An international online publication, DW-TV3.com, on Sunday afternoon, exclusively reported that multi-billionaire buisness mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote passed away at a German hospital after a brief illness.
Below is how it was reported;
As the news went viral online and on social media, the Nigerian internet was buzzing non-stop, and as we all expected, the businessman took to his verified Twitter page and dispeled the viral rumours, urging people to disregard the false report.
“I am hale, hearty and alive. Please disregard malicious report saying otherwise. Thank you,” Dangote wrote,
The successful businessman had attended the just concluded United Nations General Assembly in New York, which had world leaders in attendance, including President Barack Obama of America and President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria.