Sani Dangote, the brother of billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has died. He died after a lengthy fight with colon cancer at Cleveland hospital, Weston, Miami, Florida. USA. Aliko went to Miami trying to quickly get Sani’s body back to Nigeria for burial according to Islamic rites.
Until his death, Sani, was the Vice President of Dangote Group. 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.
He was better known for his role as the chairman of Dansa Holdings, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group that produces beverages.
Sani was a businessman with more than 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, agriculture and oil services and beverages.
In recognition of his sterling leadership qualities, he was appointed as the Consul-General of the Romanian Embassy of Nigeria. He was a member of several Chambers of Commerce, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Shipping of Nigeria and President of the Fertilizer Producers and Suppliers Association (“FERSAN”).
He is also a member of the Alumni of the Harvard Business School, USA.
“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,” Dangote Industries said in a statement in the wee hours of Monday.
Since his demise, condolence messages have been coming from various leaders across the world. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari described the him as an honest business leader with a reputation for integrity.
The President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko, and his uncle, Alhaji Aminu Dantata expressed appreciation to President Buhari and prayed in turn for his good health and the success of the administration he leads.
Sani Dangote’s body was carried to his final resting place in Kano City, Nigeria.