Alhaji Auwalu Abdullahi Rano, commonly known as A.A Rano, is a Nigerian businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of A.A Rano Nigeria Limited, a conglomerate with diverse business interests, and is recognized as one of Nigeria’s leading entrepreneurs. A.A Rano’s achievements in the oil and gas industry, his philanthropic endeavors, and his significant net worth have earned him widespread recognition and admiration in Nigeria and beyond.
Alhaji Auwalu Abdullahi Rano, widely known as A.A Rano, is a prominent businessman and philanthropist in Nigeria. He was born on June 9, 1944, in Lausu village, Rano Local Government Area, Kano State, Nigeria. From humble beginnings, A.A Rano has risen to become one of Northern Nigeria’s wealthiest men and a respected figure in the country’s oil and gas industry.
EDUCATION AND EARLY CAREER
A.A Rano started his entrepreneurial journey in 1994 when he began selling and distributing petroleum products on a small scale. He aspired to become a leader in the downstream sector of Nigeria’s petroleum industry, generating consistent income and driving development in this dynamic and challenging sub-sector. In 1996, he established his first retail stores in Kano State, and in 2002, he founded A.A Rano Nigeria Limited.
CAREER IN MINISTRY
In addition to his successful business ventures, A.A Rano is also known for his philanthropic efforts and contributions to the community. He established the renowned A.A Rano Foundation, a Non-Governmental and Non-Profit Organization that focuses on community development programs such as health, education, portable water supply, youth and women empowerment, and more. A.A Rano is also the founder of Kano State’s Islamic Darul Sunnah, a center that provides Islamic education and hosts seminars and events on Islam, led by prominent scholars such as Sheik Ibrahim Daurawa.