Alhaji Ahmadu Chanchangi, The Chairman of Chanchangi Airlines, is dead. The Kaduna-based billionaire died along Kaduna-Abuja Road, on his way to a hospital in Abuja.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his condolences to the Chanchangi family, describing the aviation icon as a business mogul and one of Nigeria’s outstanding philanthropists.
A family member said: “He died along the road, while we were rushing him to a hospital in Abuja, after a protracted illness.
Thousands of Kaduna residents, yesterday, trooped to the cemetery.
Though details of the late businessman’s sickness were unknown, one of his aides said he suffered a relapse from a pre-existing sickness and had been in coma since last week Friday.
Early callers to the Chanchangi family house included former Kaduna State governor, Ahmed Makarfi; former Chairman of PDP in Kaduna State, Alhaji Yaro Makama; Director General, Bureau for Religious Affairs in Kaduna, Alhaji Namadi Musa, and Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah.
Prominent Islamic Sheik, Ahmad Gumi, led the prayers.
He is survived by three wives and 33 children, among who is Rufai Chanchangi, a member of the House of Representatives.