Sani Dangote, the vice president of the Dangote Group and brother to Aliko Dangote, has died.
The Group confirmed his demise on Monday in a brief statement via social media.
“It is with a heavy heart but with total submission to Almighty Allah that we announce the passing 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!” the statement read.
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.
He is 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.
Sani Dangote is 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”).
In reaction to his death, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, expressed sadness, describing the demise as a painful loss.
According to a statement in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, the Speaker said Sani Dangote would be sorely missed by many Nigerians, noting that his contributions to the development of the Dangote Group and by extension, the private sector in Nigeria would remain indelible.
He described the late Sani Dangote as a perfect gentleman who gave his best to the growth and development of the Dangote Group.
Gbajabiamila sent his heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Kano State, the Dangote family, especially the president of the Dangote Group, Alh. Aliko Dangote and the entire management and staff of Dangote Group.
He prayed that the Almighty Allah grants the soul of late Alhaji Sani Dangote a peaceful resting place in Jannatul Firdaus.
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