A well-known Islamic scholar and retired lawyer, Ahmed Lemu, died on Thursday.
He died at the age of 91 in Minna, Niger State.
His son Nurudeen announced his death on behalf of his family.
Nurudeen, however, did not give details of Lemu’s death.
“With sorrow and respect for Allah, we announce the death of our father, Dr. Justice Sheikh Ahmed Lemu OFR, in the early morning hours in Minna. Funeral arrangements will be announced later, ”he said.
Lemu is one of two Nigerians to win the King Faisal Award.
Born 84 years ago in Lemu, Niger, a learned scholar, lawyer, blunt preacher, imam, Qur’anic executor, prolific writer, author, publisher, senior statesman, public speaker and president of the Islamic Education Fund, a prominent figure from the civil service highlighted his outstanding qualities when he chaired the Presidential Council for Violence following the 2011 Nigeria Elections
Sheikh Lemu began his career as a teacher in the Bida Homeland Government. He was the director of two well-known learning centers in northern Nigeria: the School of Arabic Studies (SAS), Kano; and the Arab Teachers College, Sokoto.
Lemu also served in the judiciary, first as a Sharia judge at the Court of Appeal in Sokoto and Niger (1976-1977), then as a chief Sharia judge at the Niger Court of Appeal (1976-1991).
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