The National Assembly Mosque Zone E, Apo Legislators’ Quarters, Gudu District Abuja, has cancelled Imam Nuru Khalid’s appointment.
Sheikh Khalid was suspended after preaching about insecurity on Friday, according to Shauntv. READ MORE
In his speech, the Sheik slammed the government for failing to quell the rising insecurity and deaths.
If the authorities fail to protect life, the imam suggested that the people invent measures.
If we are slain, we will not vote, because elections are all you people know,” he remarked.
The mosque committee then suspended him.
Committee Chairman Senator Saidu Muhammed Dansadau accused the Sheik of provoking public uproar.
“I now suspend you from leading prayers in the Apo Legislative Quarters Mosque effective April 2, 2022 until further notice.”
“The decision came from your instigating Friday sermon on April 1, 2022; where you asked people to
Imam later claimed he was not given a fair trial and just learned of his suspension.
The mosque committee informed Imam Khalid that he had been relieved of his duties on April 4, 2022.
“We regret to notify you that you have been dismissed from the above-mentioned mosque as of today, April 4, 2023. In response to your suspension on April 2nd, this action was taken.
“Akamakallah, you know better than I that punishment is meant to correct behavior. Worse, your public reaction to your suspension suggests you are not sorry, let alone humbled by the repercussions of your words. Leadership necessitates a strong sense of If our statements harm the country or the people more than they help. We must exercise greatest restraint for the public’s sake. It is clear that you do not want to change your Friday sermon to reflect the current security situation in the country.
“You are a powerful influencer; your words can make or break our circumstance. Your remarks can be used to forward the wicked goals of mischief makers, perpetrators of security threats, or adversaries of the country. As mosque leaders, we have a religious duty to avoid saying things that could exacerbate a terrible situation. This is our worry.”