Ahmadu Chanchangi, billionaire businessman and chairman of Chanchangi Airlines, is dead.

He died along Kaduna-Abuja road while on the way to a hospital in Abuja on Wednesday morning. The Kaduna-based billionaire has been seriously ill.

“He will be buried by 2pm today (Wednesday) according to Islamic rites at the Bashama road cemetery,” family sources said. Among early sympathisers were Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, who shared the news on his social media page.

Ahmadu Chanchangi is reportedly believed to be survived by three wives and about 33 children, among whom is Rufai Chanchangi, a member of the House of representative.