By Uzair Adam Imam
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the conferment of the national honour on Ass. Prof. Sheikh Sani Umar Rijiyar Lemo in the rank of OON (Officer of the Order of the Niger).
However, the conferment of honour was disclosed in a letter to the sheikh dated October 7th, 2022, by Sen. George Akume, fnim.
Rigiyar Lemo is a Senior Lecturer at Bayero University, Kano (BUK), and also a prominent Islamic scholar in Nigeria with expertise in Hadith and Tafsir. His numerous authored books are being read in many mosques and circles of learning in Nigeria and beyond.
Popularly known As Dr Sani Umar R/Lemo, he was born in Saudi Arabia in 1970. He bagged 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree in Hadith in the reknowned Jami’atul Islam of Madina. He established name as the successor of Sheikh Ja’afar’s tafsir in Kano, Maiduguri and Bauchi State respectively. His popular weekly radio program “Fatawowin Rahama” endears him the love of millions of people who see him as peace ambassador.
The honor was in recognition of his tremendous contributions towards developing Nigeria through his teachings and enlightenment to ensure peace in the country.
The letter read in part: “I have the honour to formally inform you that the President of Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhamadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the conferment of the National Honour on you, in the rank of OON (Officer of the Order of the Niger).
The investiture ceremony is scheduled to take place at the International Conference Center (ICC), Abuna on Tuesday, 11th October, 2022, at 9:00 am.”