Sani Dangote, the younger brother of Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, died in the United States after a long illness.
He was the Dangote Group’s Vice President. His death was verified by family sources and the Dangote Group. He was alleged to have died in a US hospital on Sunday.
Although not so revered in media spaces like his elder brother, he was a well-established businessman with holdings in industries such as manufacturing, agriculture, banking, and oil services.
He was named Consul-General of the Romanian Embassy in Nigeria in honor of his outstanding leadership qualities.
He was a member of many Chambers of Commerce, as well as a Fellow of the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Shipping and President of the Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association (FERSAN).
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 were also among the companies he served as a board member.
In addition to being a professional polo player, he was the Deputy Chairman of the African Gum Arabic Producers Association and a two-time President of Lagos Polo Club.