Abuja Imam, Sheikh Nuru Khalid who criticized Buhari gets new appointment

Sheikh Muhammad Nuru Khalid, the former Chief Imam of the National Assembly Legislators' Quarters Mosque, has remarked that the mosque's management committee terminating his appointment was a necessary price he had to pay for connecting with the miseries of the public and speaking truth to power. He spoke with Vanguard Newspaper on his

Abuja Imam, Sheikh Nuru Khalid
Abuja Imam, Sheikh Nuru Khalid

He also said that the Management Committee of a new Jum'mat Mosque behind the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Quarters in Abuja has nominated him to lead the congregation as of Friday, April 8.

According to Sheikh Nuru Khalid, “My sack is a reflection of how Nigeria is today. Many people are hiding under the cover of religion to perpetrate all manner 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’mat mosque we built behind the CBN Quarters, in Abuja; I will now be leading the congregation there," Khalid stated.

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