The Vice President of Dangote Group, and younger brother to Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, is dead.
Dangote Group gave the announcement in a brief statement issued on the night of Sunday, November 14th.
“… It is with heavy heart, but with total submission to Almighty Allah, that we announce the passing on of our Group Vice President, Alhaji Sani Dangote…”
“May Allah SWT grant him mercy and admit him in Aljannat-al-Firdaus.”
Alhaji Sani Dangote, was said to have died in a US hospital, after a protracted illness.
Prior to his death, he was a business man with more than 30 years’ experience in key sectors of the economy, which include: manufacturing, agriculture, banking, oil services among others.
This is apart from him being the Dangote Group’s Vice President.
Late Alhaji Sani Dangote was also a board member of several other companies, namely: Nigerian Textile Mills Plc, Nutra Sweet Limited, Gum Arabic Limited, where he was likewise the Deputy Chairman of the African Gum Arabic Producers Association.
Other companies he sat as a board member are: Dangote Textile Mills Limited, Alsan Insurance Brokers, Dan-Hydro Company Limited, Dansa Food Processing Company Limited and Dangote Farms Limited.
Sani Dangote was, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Shipping of Nigeria, and President of the Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association.
In addition, he was a two-time President of Lagos Polo Club, and a professional polo player.
In recognition of the late Alhaji Sani Dangote’s excellent leadership qualities, he was appointed as the Consul-General of the Romanian Embassy, in Nigeria.
May Allah grant Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the family, and the entire Dangote Group, the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.