The Vice President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Sani Dangote, and younger brother to Africa’s richest man is dead.
Reports say the businessman died in a United States hospital after an undisclosed illness on Sunday. The source added that arrangements are being made to bring back the corpse to Nigeria.
Alhaji Sani Dangote was an established businessman with investments in key sectors of the economy including manufacturing, agriculture, banking, and oil services.
He also sat on the board 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.
The late Dangote was also 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.
Additionally, 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).