President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep shock over the demise of British writer and educator, Aisha Ahmed Lemu.
According to a press release launch by his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari described her as “a repository of information whose depth of scholarship was overwhelming and enviable.”
Aisha Lemu was a British-born writer and religious educator who converted to Islam in 1961 and lived most of her life in Nigeria. She died on fifth January, 2019 in Minna, Niger State.
According to Buhari, “she admirably devoted her life to scholarship and ethical uplifting of her society, producing huge literature on non secular schooling during her outstanding life on earth.”
President Buhari explained that “as a Western lady who converted to Islam, Mrs. Lemu had demonstrated that knowledge was not about inheritance, however about curiosity, enthusiasm and dedication to increase our mental horizons.”
The President recalled that she wrote many books on Islamic schooling which had impacted positively and enormously on her group and the bigger society.
He added that her immeasurable contributions to studying wouldn’t be forgotten for years to come back as a result of these contributions would dwell after her.
While praying to Allah to bless her soul and reward her good deeds abundantly with paradise, President Buhari prolonged his condolences to Sheikh Ahmed Lemu and his household nicely because the Niger State authorities over this nice loss.
He prayed to Allah to grant the household the fortitude to bear this irreparable lack of an important lady scholar
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