Sheikh Nura Khalid, the former Chief Imam of the National Assembly Legislators’ Quarters Mosque, who was sacked by the mosque’s committee for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari says he was sacked for giving voice to the voiceless.
He described the sack as a necessary price he had to pay for identifying with the suffering masses and speaking truth to power.
Sheikh Khalid who has since been offered another job as the Chief Imam of a new Jum’mat Mosque behind the CBN Staff Quarters also in Abuja said this when he spoke with Vanguard in Abuja on Monday night, adding that he was undeterred by his sack.
“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,” Sheik Khalid 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 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.”