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Senate President, Lawan, Others In Kano For Sani Dangote’s Burial Today

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Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Senate, and other dignitaries including lawmakers arrived in Kano Wednesday morning to attend the burial of the Vice-President of Dangote Group, Sani Dangote, who died on Sunday.

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Sani, brother to Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, reportedly died after a protracted illness in the United States on Sunday.

Lawan is being accompanied on the trip from Abuja by Senator Sani Musa, Senator Bello Mandiya, Senator Tokunbo Abiru and Alhaji Auwal Lawan (Sarkin Sudan Gombe), according to a statement by his media aide, Ola Awoniyi.

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In the statement titled, ‘Senate President in Kano for Sani Dangote’s burial,’ Lawan described the late Sani as 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.”

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He said his death was “a great loss to Nigeria and Africa given the passion of the Dangote Group for the development of the country and continent.”

Before his death, Sani had investments in manufacturing, agriculture, banking and oil services.

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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.

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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.

Sani 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.

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He was well known for his role as the chairman of Dansa Holdings, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group that produces beverages.

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He also owned Dansa Foods Limited, Dansa Energy, Sagas Energy Limited, Bulk Pack Services Limited, Dansa Agro Allied Limited, and Dangote Farms Limited.

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Nigeria Set For 190 Business Community League Target – Nguroje

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Nguroje, a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, said this Saturday in Abuja.

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He commended President Muhammadu Buhari and the Trade and Investment Minister, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, for taking deliberate steps towards having Nigeria in the league.

NaijaOnPoint on Sunday reports that the president, alongside 10 cabinet ministers and chief executives of government agencies and parastatals, attended a business exhibition in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the weekend with the theme: “Expo 2020”, which was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The NIPC board chairman said the Expo had afforded and unveiled investment opportunities for Nigerian investors with specific project profiles and investment opportunities to a single location with an attracting long-term investment into critical sectors.

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Customs CG Tasks Officers On Commitment

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He made the call at the weekend when the Nigeria Customs and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, held a combined graduation ceremony for Senior Course 5 and Junior Course 11.

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NaijaOnPoint on Sunday reports that the crux of the programme included academic, physical and mental training in which a total of 78 students graduated. Out of the number, 38 graduated in Senior Course 5, while 40 finished in Junior Course 11.

Col Ali urged the graduating students to demonstrate the skills they had been equipped with in various areas of their responsibilities with a view to discharging their duties meritoriously for national development.

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He expressed delight that the training programme had improved significantly with an assurance that it would go a long way in achieving its objectives of increased skills development and service.

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Ali also disclosed that the service was poised to introduce e-customs soon as an innovative tool for the service to perform its duties more efficiently.

Source:- NaijaOnPoint

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