Abuja Imam gets new job after sack


Sheikh Nuru Khalid has got a new job barely 24 hours after he was sacked as the Chief Imam of the Apo Legislative Quarters Mosque.


He been appointed to lead another Juma’at mosque in Abuja.


Sheikh Khalid was sacked by the Apo mosque steering committee following the Juma’at sermon he delivered on Friday, April 1, 2022.


He mosque committee considered the sermon anti -government and subsequently announced his suspension on Saturday.

The committee went further to sack him on Monday, saying he had not shown remorse.

Sheikh Khalid had pointed out the government’s failure to stop the growing spate of killings and kidnappings in the country.

Following his sack, Sheikh Khalid wo is the Founder of Islamic Research and Da’awah Foundation in Abuja said “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 for operating.

“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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