President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep shock over the death of Islamic scholar Aisha Ahmed Lemu, who died on Saturday, January 5 at the age of 79.
Buhari described her as "a repository of knowledge whose depth of scholarship was overwhelming and enviable."
He added that "she admirably dedicated her life to scholarship and moral uplifting of her society, producing massive literature on religious education during her remarkable life on earth."
President Buhari explained that, “as a Western woman who converted to Islam, Mrs. Lemu had demonstrated that knowledge was not about inheritance, but about curiosity, enthusiasm and dedication to expand our intellectual horizons."
The President recalled that she wrote many books on Islamic education which had impacted positively and greatly on her community and the larger society.
He added that her immeasurable contributions to learning would not be forgotten for years to come because those contributions would live after her.
While praying to Allah to bless her soul and reward her good deeds abundantly with paradise, President Buhari extended his condolences to Sheikh Ahmed Lemu and his family well as the Niger State government over this great loss.
He prayed to Allah to grant the family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss of a great woman scholar.
Legit.ng also reported that President Buhari sent a high-powered delegation of the federal government to Kano state with condolence messages for the families of former top government officials who died recently.
Presidency announced in a statement released late on Saturday, January 5 that President Buhari expressed his profound grief and sorrow over the death of Air Vice Marshall Hamza Abdullahi (Rtd), a one-time Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT who also served as the military Governor of Kano State under him when he was the military head of state.
The government delegation to Abdullahi's home was led by Buhari's Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, bearing the president's message that “he will be missed by his family and the nation for a long time”.
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