The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Monday, condoled with the Dangote family over the demise of the Vice President of the Dangote Group, Sani Dangote.
This was made known by the Special Adviser on Media to President of the Senate, Ola Awoniyi, in a statement titled, ‘Senate President mourns Sani Dangote’.
Sani Dangote, the brother of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, died on Sunday in the US after a brief illness.
Before his death, he was also part of 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.
Saddened by the news, Lawan described Sani’s death as a great loss to Nigeria and Africa due to the passion of the Dangote Group for the development of the country and continent.
He said, “Alhaji Sani Dangote was a great entrepreneur who brought his business acumen to impact positively on the Nigerian economy and Africa in general, particularly in the areas of manufacturing, agriculture and oil services.”
“I share the grief of the entire Dangote family on the sad incident and pray that they find comfort and strength in their faith in Almighty Allah.
“My heart goes out to the immediate family and all the relations of the deceased.
“I pray Allah to comfort and grant them all the fortitude to bear the loss and to accept the soul of the departed into Aljannah Firdaus,” Lawan says.