- Dangote's grandfather was one of the very first Nigerians to use a bank, according to an emerging old receipt
- Alhaji Alhassan Dantata opened an account and made a deposit in Kano state
- His deposits were said to have been carried by camels
The grandfather of Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, was one of the first persons in the country to transact with a bank when they were established.
According to an old receipt shared on Twitter by Nigeria Stories, the businessman had made a deposit when the Bank of British (now First Bank) opened a branch in Kano state in 1929.
Alhaji Alhassan Dantata showcased great wealth even in the manner of his deposit at that time.
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He deposited 20 camel loads of silver coins.
The emerging information has sparked debate on social media as many argued back and forth in the comment section of the poster of the receipt, Nigeria Stories.
"Where are both the motivational speakers and pastors that has lied to us about Dangote's wealth?
"They should better come and clear this out."
"In fact this man Alhaji Alhassan Dantata is Dangote's Great grandfather, Dangote is 4th generation not 3rd generation in the family."
"Okay. The Dantata my parents use as reference when they want to tell us that they can’t afford some demands as they’re not Dantata."
"I schooled somebody last year, that Aliko Dangote was not from a poor background. A lot of these useful idiots have never heard of the Dantata family. Honestly, I knew him as Aliko Dantata, until I returned to Nigeria and was told he bears Aliko Dangote."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian man had found 1988 and 1993 receipts of 2-bedroom flats his parents had paid for at N180 and N325.
He lamented the current situation in Nigeria and questioned where the country was headed.
According to a Facebook user, Ugo Offoaro, who shared the content, Chiwueze wrote:
"Chinekee!!! See what I found! My parents receipts for the flats. Two - 2bedroom Where has this country gone to? 180 Naira in 1988 and 325 by 1993. The good old days."