The body of Alhaji Sani Dangote, the Group Vice President of the Dangote Group who died at 61, is to arrive Nigeria today from the United States for burial.
The late Sani, who was a younger brother to Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, died on Sunday in the United States after an illness.
Sources said he had battled colon cancer for awhile.
Sani is survived by his aged mother, wife, eight children and brothers and sisters.
Since the news of Sani’s death filtered in, sympathisers have been thronging the Dangote family residence at Koki Quarters in Kano City.
The funeral prayer may, however, be observed at the residence of Aliko Dangote in Nasarawa GRA.
Before his death, Sani Dangote was the Group Vice President of Dangote Industries Limited and Deputy Chairman of the African Gum Arabic Producers Association (AGAPA) and a two-time President of the Lagos Polo Club.
He was also a member of several chambers of commerce, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Shipping of Nigeria (CISN) and President of the Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association (FERSAN), as well as the owner of Dansa Foods Limited, Dansa Energy, Sagas Energy Limited, Bulk Pack Services Limited, Dansa Agro Allied Limited and Dangote Farms Limited.