Sani Dangote, the younger brother of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has died in the United States after a protracted illness.
He was the Vice President of Dangote Group.
Family sources confirmed his death. He was said to have died on Sunday in a US hospital.
Before his death, he 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.
He 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.
In recognition of his sterling leadership qualities, he was appointed as the Consul-General of the Romanian Embassy in Nigeria.
Sani 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”).
The Dangote’s family are yet to release official statement concerning his death.