Sani Dangote, the brother of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has died.
Sani, the Vice President of the Dangote Group, reportedly died on Sunday after a protracted illness in the United States.
The Dangote Group announced this in a statement on Sunday.
The statement said: “INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAIHI RAJIUN! It is with a heavy heart with total submission to Almighty Allah that we disclose the passing on of our Group Vice President, Alhaji Sani Dangote on Sunday the 14th November 2021.
“May Almighty Allah SWT Grant him merchant Admit him in Aljannat-al-Firdaus!”
However, before his death, Sani had investments in manufacturing, agriculture, banking and oil services.
The late Sani was well known for his role as the chairman of Dansa Holdings, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group that produces beverages.
He was the Deputy Chairman of the African Gum Arabic Producers Association and a two-time President of Lagos Polo Club in addition to being a professional polo player.
He was a member of several Chambers of Commerce, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Shipping of Nigeria and President of the Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association (“FERSAN”).
He also had stakes in Dansa Foods Limited, Dansa Energy, Dansa Energy Limited, Bulk Pack Services Limited, Dansa Agro Allied Limited, and Dangote Farms Limited with more not mentioned.