By Stanley Onyekwere
The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) has joined stakeholders to mourn the demise of founder, Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Aisha Lemu.
President of NCWS, Dr (Mrs) Gloria Laraba Shoda yesterday in a statement issued in Abuja, said Hajiya Lemu was a thorough bred Islamic scholar, with passion for education.
Shoda, while noting that death is an inevitable end to every mortal existence, the NCWS president said members of the Council were, however, consoled that late Aisha Lemu, distinguished herself as an astute and exemplary religious leader while serving her country as FOMWAN founder.
She said her death would create a vacuum in FOMWAN, and prayed for a dedicated woman that would become another selfless leader.
The NCWS President described late Hajia Lemu as a “dedicated muslim woman, an author and a scholar of high repute”.
It will be recalled that Lemu died on Jan. 5 in Minna, at the age of 79, living behind her husband, Sheik Ahmed Lemu, children: Nuruddeen and Maryam Lemu and grandchildren.