He died in the early hours of Thursday December 24 in Minna, the capital of Niger State. His son, Nurudeen said in his statement;
“It is with sadness and reverence to Allah that we announce the passing away of our father, Dr. Justice Sheikh Ahmed Lemu,
OFR, in the early hours of this morning in Minna. Burial arrangements to be announced later.”
Lemu was educated at London University’s School of African and Oriental Studies where he obtained
the certificate of General Education (Advanced Level) in History, Arabic, Hausa and Persian Languages in 1961,
and Bachelor’s Degree (Honors) in African and Oriental Studies in 1964.
In a career spanning over 50 years, the late Lemu taught Arabic language, English language and Islamic studies at various school.