Gov. Sani Bello: Pained, saddened over demise of Lemu’s son
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, of Niger state and Chairman, North Central Governors’ Forum, on Monday sympathised with a Minna-based Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmed Lemu, over the death of his eldest son, Abubakar Shehu Lemu.
A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the governor, Mary Noel-Berje, and made available to Summit News, said that the deceased fondly called Nma Katun( Kigo) by his close associates died at the IBB Specialist Hospital Minna, the Niger state capital during a brief illness .
The governor noted that late Abubakar Shehu Lemu, made immense contributions to the growth and development of the state and Nigeria as a whole, and described his death as a great loss to the state and the country at large.
The Niger state Chief Executive prayed Allah to forgive his transgressions, and accept him into Jannati Nai’m, as well as grant the family, friends and associates the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
Abubakar Shehu Lemu Nma Katun ( Kigo ) was born on February ll, 1959.
He attended Government College Bida, and graduated from Bayero University Kano, in 1983 .
He started his civil service career at the Federal Ministry of External Affairs in 1984, and served in various countries including Kenya, Argentina, India, before retiring as Director in 2017.
He is survived by his aged father, a wife and six children, as well as many relations.