Sunday, January 6, 2019


6th January, 2019

The death has been announced of Hajia Aisha Lemu. She was the pioneer National Amirah of the Federation of Muslim Women Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN) and wife of Justice Ahmed Lemu, a former Grand Qadi of the Shariah Court of Appeal, Niger State.

She studied at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and later obtained a postgraduate degree in English language. She converted to Islam at the Islamic Cultural Centre, London, in the year 1961.

During her lifetime, the late Aisha Lemu served as the principal of Government Girls College, Sokoto and Women Teachers College, Minna. She also founded the Islamic Education Trust (IET) together with her husband

According to a statement issued on Sunday 6th December, 2019 by Professor Ishaq Akintola, director and founder of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), “Aisha Lemu was a very resourceful woman, a prolific writer and author of many Islamic books. She was the chairman of FOMWAN Board of Trustees until her death. She was well known for her piety, generosity and diligence. It will be difficult to fill the vacuum she has left behind.

May Almighty Allah forgive her, have mercy on her and repose her gentle soul in Al-Jannah Firdaus. May Allah also grant her caring husband, her children and all members of her family the strength to bear this irreparable loss.

Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)

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