Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State and Chairman North Central Governors Forum has sympathised with a Minna based Islamic Scholar Sheikh Ahmed Lemu over the death of his eldest Son.
A statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to Niger State Governor, Mary Noel-Berje indicates that Abubakar Shehu Lemu fondly called Nma Katun (Kigo) by his close associates died at the IBB Specialist Hospital Minna after 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 .
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello pray 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 loss.
Abubakar Shehu Lemu Nma Katun ( Kigo ) was born on the 11th of February 1959, attended Government College Bida and graduated from Bayaro University Kano in 1983 .
He started civil service career with the Federal Ministry of External Affairs in 1984 and served in varioush countries including Kenya, Argentina, India and retired as a Director in 2017.
He is survived by his aged father, a wife and six children as well as siblings.