Justice Ahmed Lemu Dies at 91

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Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

A prominent Islamic scholar and retired justice, Ahmed Lemu, has died on Thursday.

The retired justice died aged 91 in Minna, Niger State.

His death was announced by his son, Nurudeen, on behalf of the family, Punch reports.

He said, “It is with sadness and reverence to Allah that we announce the passing away of our father, Dr Justice Sheikh Ahmed Lemu OFR, in the early hours of this morning in Minna. Burial arrangements to be announced later.”

Lemu is one of the only two Nigerians who won the King Faisal Prize.

During his lifetime, Lemu played a key role in nation building. He chaired the presidential panel on post-election violence in Nigeria in 2011.  He was also a member of the Nigerian Council of Religions, the Presidential Council for Youth Development, and various other national committees and councils.

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