Sani Dangote, the vice president of Dangote Group and owner of Dansa Agro-allied Limited, is dead.
The deceased was a younger brother to Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote.
According to reports Sani Dangote died at a US hospital on Sunday evening after a protracted illness.
He was a businessman with more than 30 years’ experience in manufacturing, agriculture and oil services.
He sat on the boards of several companies including Dangote Cement, Dangote Sugar, Dangote Agro Sacks, Dangote Refinery, Petrochemical, and Fertiliser company.
Aside been the Dangote Group Vice President, he was also an established businessman with investments in key sectors of the economy including manufacturing, agriculture, banking, and oil services.
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 better known for his role as 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.
He was a member of several Chambers of Commerce, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Shipping of Nigeria.