Sani Dangote, the younger brother of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, is dead.
Details of his death are sketchy but he was said to have died at a U.S. hospital.
The deceased was the Group Vice President Dangote Group, while his brother, Aliko, is the president.
He was an established businessman with investments in key sectors of the economy including manufacturing, agriculture 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. 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”).