A former Nigeria’s Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the death of Ahmed Lemu, a renowned Islamic scholar and retired justice.
Atiku, who expressed sadness over Lemu’s death, said the deceased would be sorely missed.
“Innalillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raji’un! Sheikh Justice Ahmed Lemu, OFR was a foremost jurist, Islamic teacher, humanist and philanthropist,” Atiku wrote on Twitter on Thursday.
“His death, at such a time, when the sectors he had served, including Nigeria, still needed his counsel, is a huge loss. He’ll be sorely missed.
Atiku added, “May his family be comforted. On behalf of my family, I convey my deepest condolences to the Lemu family, the Judiciary, Islamic Ulama and the Government and People of Niger State over the loss.”