Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has lost his immediate younger brother Sani Dangote.
Until his death, Sani served as the vice president of the Dangote Group.
Sani Dangote reportedly died from a protracted illness in the United States on Sunday, November 14.
In a brief statement, Dangote Group announced that:
“INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAIHI RAJIUN!It is with a heavy heart but with total submission to Almighty Allah that we announce the passing on of our Group Vice President, Alhaji Sani Dangote today 14th November, 2021.
“May Allah SWT Grant him mercy and admit him in Aljannat-al-Firdaus “!
Like his brother, Sani also invested in the manufacturing, agriculture, banking and oil sectors.
He also sat on the Boards of several other companies, including Nigerian Textile Mills Plc, Nutra Sweet Limited, Gum Arabic Limited, Dangote Textile Mills Limited, Alsan Insurance Brokers, Dan-Hydro Company Limited, Dansa Food Processing Company Limited and Dangote Farms Limited.
He was also Chairman of Dansa Holdings, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group that produces beverages.
Sani was a two-time President of the Lagos Polo Club and played Polo professionally.