Nigeria has a lot of affluent people whose achievements have motivated many to desire to be great.
Nigeria is home to great entrepreneurs whose businesses surpass the shores of the country.
On the basis of this, Legit.ng brings you the five wealthiest families in Nigeria
1. Briggs family:
The Briggs family, from the Niger Delta and it is one of the wealthiest families in Nigeria. Late Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs, the family’s patriarch, founded Moni Pulo Limited, an oil exploration, and production company.
Chief Olu Benson Lulu-Briggs was the patriarch of the Briggs family.
2. Ibru family
The Ibru organisation is one of the largest conglomerates in Nigeria. The family patriarch was Chief Peter Epete Ibru.
3. Tinubu family :
The Tinubu family is one of the wealthiest families in Nigeria. The patriarch of the family is the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, who governed Lagos from 1999 to 2007. The chieftain of the ruling party is both a politician and an entrepreneur with multiple businesses. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is a former governor of Lagos and patriarch of the Tinubu family.
4. Dantata family
The Dantata family is one of the wealthiest families in the country. Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa, is from this family. The chairman of the Dangote group is the great-grandson of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, the richest West African at the time of his death in 1955. Aliko Dangote is Africa’s richest man.
5. Saraki family
The Saraki family is from Kwara state and the most popular family in the northcentral state. Former Senate president Bukola Saraki is from this family and he remains the most popular member of the family. The family’s patriarch was the late Doctor Olusola Abubakar Saraki, a Nigerian politician, who was a senator in the Second Republic.