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Why Tinubu Bowed To Greet Kano-based Billionaire, Aminu Dantata ~ Bayo Onanuga

Dantata is a billionaire businessman and uncle to Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa.

The Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, has explained why Nigerian president, Bola Tinubu, bowed to greet Alhaji Aminu Dantata.

President Tinubu, during a meeting at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday, was seen in one of the pictures bowing while having a handshake with the elder statesman.

In an effort to diffuse the reaction the action had generated, Onanuga, took to his X account to described Tinubu’s action as a demonstration of his “trademark respect” for the 93-year-old patriarch of the famous Alhassan Dantata family from Kano State.

Sharing two photographs of the President Bola Tinubu with Dantata after the meeting were made public, wrote: “President Bola Ahmed Tinubu showed trademark respect to Alhaji Aminu Alhassan Dantata, Chairman of Dantata Group of Companies when the latter visited him in Abuja on Tuesday. 

“Dantata, 93 on 19 May, is the patriarch of the Alhassan Dantata family in Kano.”