- Sheikh Nuhu Khalid who was recently sacked said his criticism of the government’s inefficiency is not new
- According to the cleric, when he criticized the administration of former Goodluck Jonathan the sky did not fall
- Recall that the cleric was suspended and subsequently fired after delivering a sermon on insecurity
- Sheikh Khalid had called out the Nigerian president’s inability to tackle the security challenges confronting Nigerians
The criticism of the government's inefficiency is not new, according to Sheikh Nuhu Khalid, founder, Islamic Research and Da’awah Foundation.
The cleric following his new appointment explained that the sky did not fall when he condemned insecurity under former President Goodluck Jonathan, urging him to resign.
He made the disclosure during an appearance on Daily Politics, a programme on Trust TV, on Wednesday, July 6, saying he does not regret speaking against the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
Khalid after he was sacked by the steering committee of the mosque had stated that he was not given a fair hearing.
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Real reason why Sheikh Nuru Khalid was sacked as Chief Imam of Abuja Mosque
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Senator Saidu Dansadau, the chairman of the Apo legislative quarters mosque committee, announced on Monday, April 4, that Sheikh Khalid had been sacked as the Chief Imam.
Dansadau said the Imam who had been earlier suspended over his sermon on Friday, April 1, was sacked for not showing remorse.
Sheikh Khalid had said he was willing to face whatever consequences came with calling out the Nigerian president’s inability to tackle the security challenges confronting Nigerians.
Abuja Imam Speaks as he gets new appointment after being sacked for criticising Buhari's govt
Meanwhile, Sheikh Khalid said 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.
Sheikh Khalid said this in an interview in Abuja on Monday night, April 4, adding that he was undeterred by his sack.
He 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.