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Muhammad Nuruddeen Lemu

Country: Nigeria

Religious affiliation: Islam

Director of Research and Training, Da’wah Institute of Nigeria, Islamic Education Trust, Minna, Nigeria

Muhammad Nuruddeen Lemu 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.”