Sokoto state has many wealthy business men with investments in various sectors in Nigeria. Currently the richest man in Sokoto state alive is Alhaji Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa whose net worth runs in billions of Naira.
Although, he was the former governor of the state, he had other businesses before venturing into politics. Other wealthy men worthy of note include Sultan Abubakar, Wamakko, and Dankure. We shall be writing on these men profiles below.
For reference purposes, Aliko Dangote is still Africa’s richest business man according to Forbes. His recent net worth this 2017 is 13 billion USD. The likes of Mike Adenuga (Globacom’s CEO), Otedola, Folorunso Alakija (the richest woman in Nigeria) are also on the list.
There are lots of them across the country, some are famously rich but the sources of their wealth cannot be verified. Some of these Hausa men are involved in politics which makes such riches questionable. This set of people aren’t publicly known to the country.
Here is a brief profile of the top 4 richest men in Sokoto state (a state from the Northern part of the country)
Late Abuh Dankure
Popularly known as Kure. He was born on 23, August 1943 in Sokoto. He grew up in the city of Sokoto but had to move out of the state for some reasons. He doesn’t get much of Tertiary education but that doesn’t make him an illiterate as he could speak English, Hausa etc.
He died last year October, despite his demise, he still seen as the richest man from Sokoto State till now. His net worth isn’t known.
Abuh Dankure was a close associate with the former state governor (Aliyu Wamakko).This friendship made him the favorite contractor for any projects worth billions from the governor. Among the many contracts he received from the government were the road dualization from Tamaje to Angwarogo and the reconstruction of Sokoto state stadium located at Rijiya
It was reported on the 7th of November, 2016 that Abuh dankure was kidnapped by hoodlums. Confirming his kidnap was Almustapha Sani as the kidnappers requested for a sum of 50million which was paid by his family members.
It must interest you to know that he played a major role in the development of Sokoto State; he built houses, shops, mansions thereby ensuring that the state was enlarged.
Alhaji Attahiru Dalhatu Bafarawa
He is the former governor of Sokoto State. He was the longest serving governor that the state had ever witnessed. Born on the 31st, December 1954, he is the second richest man in sokoto state with a net worth of about $1.5 billion.
He built more than 70 mosques across the state. Although he had other businesses especially in the oil and gas sector, the major source of his wealth was from politics.
Aliyu Wamakko Magatadarka
Another governor worth being in the top richest men in the state is Aliyu Wamakko Magatadarka. He was known for his lavish spending during his tenure as governor of the state.
This is one of the most respected first class kings in Nigeria. He is the Sultan of sokoto state and spiritual leader of Islam in the cout try.
Apart from the monetary values, Sa’ad Abubakar is a man with honour, fame and dignity. He is the one who decides when to celebrate muslim festivals in Nigeria, unless he declares a day for celebration, no one
can go on to celebrate in the whole of the country.
He was born on 24th August 1956 in Sokoto state. He studied at Barewa college, Zaria. It may interest you to know that he was once a military personnel (soldier with a brigadier general’s rank).
Talking of Monetary values, Sultan of sokoto might have other establishment. He still posses a net worth estimated at $1 billion.