The Apo Legislator’s Quarters Central Mosque Zone E, Gudu in Abuja, has terminated the appointment of Imam Nuru Khalid, who was initially suspended over the “anti-govt” sermon.
It would be recalled that Imam Khalid lambasts Buhari’s Government over the killings and kidnapping in the country, especially in the Northern part of the country.
Meanwhile, Senator Saidu Muhammed Dansadau, Chairman of the committee, accused the Sheik of inciting public outrage.
In a letter dated April 4, 2022, the mosque committee terminate Imam Khalid duties as Chief Imam of the mosque.
“We regret to inform you that from today the 4th day of April 2023 you have been disengaged from the services of the above-mentioned mosque. This action is occasioned by the non-remorseful attitude you exhibited following your suspension on 2nd April this year.”
“Akamakallah, you know better than me by the teaching of Islam, the essence of administering punishment is to correct behavior. Unfortunately, your media reaction to the suspension creates the impression that you are not remorseful, NOT to talk of humbly reflecting on the consequences of your utterances. Leadership demands a great sense of responsibility. If our words do more harm than good to larger interest of the country or the public. We have a responsibility to maximum restraint for the good of public. It is obvious however , that you don’t seem keen to modify your Friday sermon to be reflective of the votality of security situation in the country.
“You are an influencer; your words carry a lot of weight, you words can make or mar our situation. Your words can be taken advantage of by mischief makers, those responsible for these security challenges or enemies of the country for their devilish agendas. As leaders of the mosque, we have a sacred responsibility to avoid utterances that are capable of making a bad situation worse. This is our fear and concern.”