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Dangote loses brother to cancer

Alhaji Sani Dangote, the brother of billionaire businessman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has died.

Sources close to the brothers told ALL NEWS on Sunday that he died after a lengthy fight with cancer at Cleveland hospital, Weston, Miami,  Florida , in the United States.

Sources further said Aliko has arrived in 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 in Nigeria. He 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”).

The deceased is a member of the Alumni of the Harvard Business School, USA. He is a pioneer member of Nigerian Agri-business Forum driving the Federal Government’s Agricultural Transformation Agenda.

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