President Muhammadu Buhari and the human rights group, Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, have expressed grief over the death of Hajia Aisha Lemu.
She was the wife of Justice Ahmed Lemu, a former Grand Qadi of the Shariah Court of Appeal, Niger State.
She was also the National Amirah of the Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria, FOMWAN.
In a statement issued by his media aide, Mallam Garba Shehu, the president described her as “a repository of knowledge whose depth of scholarship was overwhelming and enviable.”
According to Buhari, “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 her death.
Also, in a statement by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC said “Aisha Lemu was a very resourceful woman, a prolific writer and author of many Islamic books.”
She was said to be well known for her piety, generosity and diligence.
MURIC prayed Allah to forgive her, have mercy on her and repose her gentle soul in Al-Jannah Firdaus.