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Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, loses brother, Sani

Sani Dangote

*Buhari condoles with Aliko Dangote, family

Alhaji Sani Dangote, a Non-Executive Director of Dangote Cement Plc, and brother to Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, is dead.

He died on Sunday, an official of the company said.

The Deputy Company Secretary, Mr Edward Imoedemhe, on behalf of Dangote Cement, disclosed this in a notice to the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) Limited on Monday in Lagos.

Imoedemhe said that the deceased was a businessman with more than 30 years’ experience in various sectors of the Nigerian economy including manufacturing, agriculture and oil services.

“He was the Vice President of Dangote Industries Ltd and sat on the board of several other companies.

“He was also the Deputy Chairman of African Gum Arabic Producers Association and a fellow of the Nigeria Institute of Shipping.

” He was also the president of the fertiliser producers and suppliers association of Nigeria.

“The board and management of the company express their condolences and pray that God grants his family and friends the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss,” he said.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Founder/Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, over the passing of his younger brother and Vice President of the Dangote Group, Sani Dangote on Sunday.

“President Buhari joins the family in mourning the industrious son, who over the years played a key role in the success of the family business, dedicating his time to ensure fairness and optimum result in all endeavours.

“Reputed for his gentleness, loyalty and generosity, the President urges approximation of his wonderful deeds on earth, praying that the Almighty God will grant him eternal rest,” the president said in a statement on Monday.

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