The American Embassy in Nigeria has recognised the great efforts of a star, Muhammed Nurudeen Lemu with regards to peace building, countering terrorism, building interfaith and interreligious understanding,
In a tweet by the Embassy, it said;
#NigerianStar Muhammad Nuruddeen Lemu is the Director of Research and Training at the Islamic Education Trust, Minna. He has contributed immensely to peacebuilding, countering violent extremism and interfaith collaborations between Muslims, Christians and other religious groups. pic.twitter.com/zO9G21NtYv
— U.S. Mission Nigeria (@USEmbassyAbuja) June 24, 2019
About Muhammed Nuruddeen Lemu
Muhammad Nuruddeen Lemu is the son of late iconic teacher of Islamic knowledge, Aisha Lemu and scholar of Islamic religion, Sheikh Ahmed Lemu.
He develops, facilitates and conducts train-the-trainers courses in enhancing interreligious dialogue and engagement, intrareligious cooperation, responding to religious extremism among Muslims and promoting Shari’ah Intelligence, or faith-based critical thinking. Trainees at these programmes include students, lecturers, youth and community leaders from over 20 countries.
Muhammad is the director of several organisations, including Lotus Capital (Halal Investments) Limited, the Development Initiative of West Africa, and a co-founder of the Inter-Faith Activity and Partnership for Peace (IFAPP). He holds various positions in a number of other organizations that focus on issues related to social welfare, government policy, education, sustainable development, environment, leadership, family life, youth empowerment and gender equity. He has moderated, presented and produced more than two hundred radio and television programmes. Nearly half of these have been on interreligious bridge building and engagement (IFAPP’s “Inter-Faith Forum”) and were aired on the African Independent Television and Ray Power Radio.
He was nominated by the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs to represent the Nigerian Muslim leadership at the National Conference in 2014 and is a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative of West Africa and the Aspen Leadership Institute in Aspen, Colorado, USA. He holds an MSc. in Resource Management from Edinburgh University, UK, and a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
His motto is “Growth and contribution with compassion, wisdom, faith and fun.”