- Just hours after the announcement of his sack as Chief Imam of the Apo legislative quarters mosque, Sheikh Nuru Khalid has secured a new appointment
- The Islamic cleric said he has been appointed by the Management Committee of a new Jum’at Mosque behind the CBN Quarters, Abuja
- Sheikh Khalid also spoke on the circumstances that led to his removal as the Chief Imam of the National Assembly Legislators’ Quarters Mosque
FCT, Abuja - Sheikh Muhammad Nuru Khalid, former Chief Imam of the Apo legislative quarters mosque, says the termination of his appointment by the mosque’s committee was a necessary price he had to pay for identifying with the sufferings masses and speaking truth to power.
I have gotten a new appointment, says Sheikh Khalid
Sheikh Khalid also disclosed that he has been appointed by the Management Committee of a new Jum’at Mosque behind the Central Bank Nigeria (CBN) Quarters, Abuja.
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According to him, he will be leading the congregation with effect from Friday, April 8.
The Islamic cleric spoke:
“My sack is a reflection of how Nigeria is today. Many people are hiding under the cover of religion to perpetrate all manner of unwholesome acts.
“Such people would stop at nothing to take away people like me, who are pro-masses and bold enough to speak the truth to power always on behalf of voiceless Nigerians.
“This is the price we pay for aligning with the people and identifying with their sufferings.
“By the Grace of Almighty Allah, I will be leading my new congregation this Friday, because as cleric we need a platform for operate.
“There’s a Jum’at mosque we built behind the CBN Quarters, in Abuja; I will now be leading the congregation there.”
Sheikh Khalid sacked for criticising Buhari’s government
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Saidu Dansadau, the chairman of the Apo legislative quarters mosque committee, said Sheikh Khalid had been sacked.
Dansadau said the Imam who had been earlier suspended over his sermon on Friday, April 1, was sacked for not showing remorse.
He said the committee decided to sack Sheikh Khalid as he did not show remorse for all the things he said during the Friday sermon.