The Group Vice President of Dangote Industries Ltd and brother of Aliko Dangote, Sani Dangote is dead.
Alhaji Sani Dangote, who is the younger brother to Africa’s richest man, died on Sunday. The death occurred at a hospital in the United States on Sunday evening after a protracted illness.
The death reported by several news media on Monday morning was confirmed in a publication by Dangote Cement Plc. The notice signed by Edward Imoedemhe, Deputy Company Secretary was published on the Nigerian Exchange and seen by Investogist.
Alhaji Dangote was a businessman with more than 30 years’ experience in various sectors of the Nigerian economy including manufacturing, agriculture and oil services.
He was the Vice President of Dangote Industries Ltd and sat on the board of several other companies.
He was also the Deputy Chairman of African Gum Arabic Producers Association, a Fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Shipping, and President of the Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association.
In responding to the news, former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar described the deceased as an astute businessman who engaged in diverse sectors of the economy.
Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un. It is with a heavy heart that I mourn the passing away of Sani Dangote, VP of Dangote Group and founder of Dansa Agro-allied Limited. He was an astute businessman engaged in diverse sectors of the economy. pic.twitter.com/6XCzMXjXws
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) November 15, 2021
Past Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Governor of Kadun State, Nasir el-Rufai also tweeted in response to the death.
My family and I are extremely sad to learn about the death of Alhaji Sani Dangote, the Group Vice-President of the Dangote Group and younger brother to our dear friend, Alhaji Aliko Dangote. https://t.co/aotTnM1UCT
— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) November 15, 2021
OMG! What a loss! From God we all came. To Him we shall all return!
May Allah Forgive Sani Dangote’s errors & reward his good deeds. May Allah Grant Aliko & entire Dangote extended family fortitude to bear the loss. Amen.
Sani was a good & decent man to the core. Sad – @elrufai https://t.co/97kgm7grI4
— Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai (@elrufai) November 15, 2021
Nnamdi Maduakor is a Writer, Investor and Entrepreneur