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Abuja Imam gets new appointment after sack for criticising Buhari



The Chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Juma’at Mosque in Abuja, Sheikh Nurudeen Khalid, who was expelled for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari over the Kaduna train bombing has gotten a new appointment.

Khalid in a chat with Vanguard said the termination of his appointment by the mosque’s management committee was a necessary price he had to pay for identifying with the suffering masses and speaking truth to power.

The Mosque Committee explaining why it sacked the ’Digital Imam’ said Imam’s reactions after his suspension were not  acceptable, talk less of expecting any show of remorse from him over his remarks.

Meanwhile, the Imam has disclosed that he has been appointed by the Management Committee of a new Jum’mat Mosque behind the Central Bank Nigeria (CBN) Quarters, Abuja, to lead the congregation with effect from Friday, April 8.

According to him, “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.”

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