Dangote’s younger brother Sani dies in US hospital

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Sani Dangote, the vice president of Dangote Group and younger brother of Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, has died.

Dangote died on Sunday after a protracted illness in a hospital in the United States, according to family sources.

In a statement, the Dangote Group confirmed the incident saying, “…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.”

Dangote was the chairman of Dansa Holdings, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group that produces beverages.

He also owned Dansa Foods Limited, Dansa Energy, Sagas Energy Limited, Bulk Pack Services Limited, Dansa Agro Allied Limited, and Dangote Farms Limited.

Dangote loved playing polo which earned him two-time presidency of Lagos Polo Club.

The businessman 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.

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