Sani Dangote, the younger brother of the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, is dead.
He died on Sunday after a brief illness in the United States.
The Dangote Group in a short statement Sunday night confirmed the death.
“INNA LILLAHI WA INNA ILAIHI RAJIUN!It is with a heavy heart but with total submission to Almighty Allah that we announce the passing on 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!”
Before his death, Sani had investments in manufacturing, agriculture, banking and oil services.
Sani Dangote was the group vice-president of Dangote Industries Limited, before his death. He was also the Deputy Chairman of the African Gum Arabic Producers Association and a two-time President of Lagos Polo Club.
Sani 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).