Cape Town – The vice chairperson of the Dangote Group of Companies, Sani Dangote, who is also the younger brother of Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, has been laid to rest in Kano, Nigeria.
The burial took place at the palace of the Emir of Kano on Wednesday morning, according to Vanguard.
Sani died on Sunday in the United States after a long illness.
He was 61.
#PHOTOS:::: Mammoth Crowd As Dangote’s Brother Is Buried In Kano.😭😭😭😭💔💔💔💔
The remains of Sani Dangote, the brother of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote was on Wednesday buried in Kano. A huge crowd converged at the Emir of Kano’s pic.twitter.com/HKiKJ1ZGBx
— Authentic voice (@Authenticvoice6) November 17, 2021
Sani is survived by his aged mother, wife, eight children and brothers and sisters.
Before his death, Sani had investments in manufacturing, agriculture, banking and oil services.
A report by Punch said that 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.
Take a look at some of the pictures and videos posted on social media from Sani Dangote’s funeral
The former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki was in Kano today for the funeral of Alhaji Sani Dangote.
May Allah forgive his sins and grant him a place in paradise. pic.twitter.com/XKh8GwWNSe
— Dokun Ojomo (@DokunOjomo) November 17, 2021
Dr. @bukolasaraki, receiving his friend, Alhaji @AlikoDangote, alongside other dignitaries, at Mallam Aminu Kano Int’l Airport, earlier today, at the arrival of Alhaji Sani Dangote’s body. pic.twitter.com/gjEjv0dAvo
— I am Baba Idris (@babaidris090) November 17, 2021
Gov.Ganduje and his counterparts of Borno, Nasarawa, Ogun, Edo, Senate President of Nigeria, former governors and senators, members of the National Assembly, business moguls attends funeral prayer of Alh. Sani Dangote,held at kofar kudu, Emir Palace, Kano Emirate. pic.twitter.com/vygj8ywwWF
— Auwal Kiru (@auwalbaffakiru1) November 17, 2021
Picture: Getty Images
Compiled by Betha Madhomu