A popular Kano-based industrialist Sani Buhari Daura has died at the age of 90.

His son Abdulrasheed Daura confirmed the death, saying his father died in the early hours of Sunday in Dubai.

The late Daura was the chairman and founder of many companies such as Bayajidda Nigeria Limited, Standard Construction Limited, Buhari Properties and Development Company and Katsina Oil Mill.

His company, Standard Construction Limited, built one of the most famous edifices in Abuja — the Ship House, which is now occupied by the Ministry of Defence.

The company also built NEXIM Bank and Lion Bank offices in Abuja, among many other roads, hospitals and schools.