A foremost cleric and jurist, Ahmed Lemu, is dead.
His death was announced by his daughter, Maryam Lemu on Thursday in a Facebook post.
“Inna lillahi wa inna liayhi raji’un.
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.
“Wassalam, Nuruddeen Lemu, on behalf of the family.
“It has been a privilege to be the daughter to these two amazing individuals. Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillah.”
Mr Lemu, a retired grand khadi, is arguably best remembered for leading the committee set up by President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 to review the violence that characterized that years presidential election.
Born on December 21, 1929, the deceased, 91, was from Lemu, Niger State.
He served almost his entire life in the education sector. He served as a teacher of Arabic language, English language and Islamic studies at Government Secondary School, Bida, between 1953 and 1960.
He later served as a supervisor at the School of Arabic Studies, Kano, amongst other positions in the education sector.
Aside working in the education sector, the deceased also served in the judiciary where he was a Shari’a judge at the Court of Appeals in Sokoto and Niger States between 1976 and 1977.
He also served as Chief Shari’a Judge at the Court of Appeal in Niger State between 1976 to 1991.
One of his major tasks was chairing of the Presidential Panel on Post-Election Violence in 2011.
Amongst other national committees, he was a member of the Nigerian Council of Religions, the Presidential Council for Youth Development, and many other national committees.
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