- A Nigerian monarch has declared himself richer than Africa's richest man
- The declaration from the Oluwo of Iwo stems from the fact Dangote is part of his subjects and part of his assets
The Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba AbdulRasheed Adewale Akanbi has publicly declared he is richer than Africa's richest person, Aliko Dangote.
The King made this known as he took to his Instagram page to enumerate his assets which includes one of Dangote himself.
His Imperial Majesty Telu I made it clear to all who wish to know that no one is richer than the king, even the richest of his children.
He shared a picture of him seated on the throne in his post which he titles, My Asset - Oluwo.
"Unlike the Yoruba adage “Erin ki fon, ki omo re tun fon”. (Asipa owe ni) As required of a responsible, passionate and compassionate father for his subjects, I pray that they (subjects) should be greater than me. The strength of my asset is measured by the greatness of my children. kings are fathers to all, of which their greatness is my glory.
I want to tell you that no one is richer than the king. You are all part of my assets. If the richest one is my child. Whose asset is he carrying? Even, Dangote is my asset, I am richer than him.
It is a generational curse for me to claim I am wiser than my children in the 21st century. I am wiser than my father and my children will be wiser than me. Solomon never saw airplane, I saw it. My children may grow to use flying vehicles. And all things of today will be outdated one day. That is life. I pray all my subjects should be wiser and successful than me.
OLUWO OF IWOLAND, HIM OBA (DR.) ABDULROSHEED ADEWALE AKANBI, ALASE LORI ORISA, AROLE ELEDUMARE. TELU I"
The monarch, however, reiterated that it is a curse for him to claim to be more than his children so in that regard, he prays that all his subjects are wiser and more successful than him.
Aliko Dangote is a Nigerian business magnate, investor, and owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries.
As of March 2018, he had an estimated net worth of US$14.1 billion and was ranked by Forbes magazine as the 100th-richest person in the world and the richest in Africa. He placed 23rd in the Forbes ranking in 2014.
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