Abuja Imam sacked for criticising Nigerian gov’t gets new job
Sheikh Nuru Khalid that was sacked from Apo legislative quarters Juma’at mosque for criticising government’s inability to protect citizens has been offered a new appointment.
Khalid was earlier suspended from the Apo quarters mosque for what was described as “anti-government” sermon.
He was later dismissed because, according to the mosque committee, he had shown no “remorse” despite his suspension.
The committee said his reaction did not show any form of regret, adding, “Unfortunately, your media reaction to the suspension creates the impression that you are not remorseful.”
But in an interview with journalists, the cleric said that he will be leading a new congregation this Friday in a Jum’mat mosque behind CBN Quarters, in Abuja.
He said “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 clerics we need a platform to operate.
“There’s a Jum’mat mosque we built behind the CBN Quarters, in Abuja; I will now be leading the congregation there.” The cleric said.