The Northern Governors Forum has joined in sympathizing with the family of Late Sheikh Ahmed Lemu who died at the age of 91.
Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong said the demise of the renowned Minna-based Islamic Scholar is a great loss to the nation.
Lalong described late Sheikh Ahmed Lemu as a renowned Islamic Scholar, intellectual, Author and Educationist who impacted the nation in many ways and mentored various persons that are making huge impact in the country.
He said the deceased apart from serving as the first Grand Khadi of Niger State, also made his mark as a moderate who fostered religious tolerance, cooperation and peaceful coexistence among people of diverse backgrounds.
His mediation efforts according to the Northern Governors Forum also assisted in reconciliation and peace building particularly when he was appointed as the Chairman of a Presidential Committee on Post-Election Violence in 2011.
His deep involvement in Islamic humanitarian activities as well as advocacy for the rights of women was also praised because he contributed to the improvement recorded in carrying more women along in the development of Nigeria, particularly the northern region.
While praying God to forgive his sins and grant him eternal rest, Lalong said the nation will miss his good works and selfless service.
He also prayed God to comfort the family and also ensure that his legacies are carried on.
Dr. Makut Simon Macham
Director of Press & Public Affairs
to the Governor of Plateau State.
25th December 2020.