Mr. Muhammad Nuruddeen Lemu is a Director of Research and Training at the Da’wah Institute of Nigeria and the Assistant General Secretary of Islamic Education Trust (IET), Minna. He is the Technical Adviser, Nigerian Environmental Society, Niger State branch; a Founding Member of the Regional Centre for Expertise, Minna; and a member of the Advisory Board of the New Horizons College, Minna. He has been a Member, National Awards Committee, Ford Foundation Jubilee Transparency Awards, Nigeria; Chairman, Niger State Taekwondo Association; Teacher Trainer, Noor Al-Houda Islamic College, Sydney, Australia.
Mr. Lemu is a Director of several organizations including Lotus Capital (Halal Investments) Limited, and Prostart Consultants Limited. He is a Director of the Development Initiative of West Africa (DIWA), the Inter-Faith Activity and Partners for Peace (IFAPP), and a member of various committees with Jama’tu Nasril Islam (JNI) and the Da’wah Coordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN). He was one of those nominated by the Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) to represent Nigerian Muslim Leaders at the National Conference (CONFAB 2014).
He develops contents and conducts train-the-trainers courses (TTC) in understanding the principles and objective of Islamic jurisprudence; enhancing inter-faith dialogue and engagement, intra-faith cooperation, clarifying misconceptions about Islam, and countering various forms of religious extremism. He has given talks and facilitated training programmes in more than 20 countries on all continents, on topics related to Islam, Comparative Religion and inter-faith understanding, Environment and Ecology, Resource Management, Agriculture, Social and Gender issues, Personal Development and Leadership. He has also been a frequent guest speaker on radio and TV programs both domestically and abroad, and has moderated a number of television programs.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, a MSc. Resource Management from Edinburgh University, U.K., is a Fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative of West Africa (ALIWA), and of the Aspen Leadership Institute, Colorado, U.S.A.