Sheikh Nuru Khalid was ousted as Chief Imam of the Apo Legislators’ Quarter Central Mosque by the Apo Legislators’ Quarter Central Mosque Committee.
The steering committee had already suspended the cleric for criticizing the federal government’s handling of security issues in the country.
In his speech, the Imam chastised the president for failing to visit Kaduna in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attack, saying that condemnation alone was insufficient.
The Sheikh claimed he was unconcerned with his suspension and promised to keep expressing the truth.
“God is the most powerful being on the planet. He bestows (enthrones) and takes away (dethrones) power on anyone He pleases.” “Says the cleric.”
In a letter dated Monday, April 4, 2022, and titled: ‘Disengagement from the services of National Assembly Mosque’, chairman of the committee, Senator Sa’idu Dansadau said that the decision to sack Khalid was occassioned by the “non-remorseful attitude he exhibited following his suspension on 2nd of April”
“You know better than me by the teaching of Islam, the essence of administering punishment is to correct behaviour,” the letter partly read.
“Unfortunately, your media reaction to the suspension creates the impression that you are not remorseful, NOT to tlak of humbly reflecting on the consequences of your utterances. Leadership demands a great sense of responsibility,”
“If our words do more harm than goos to larger interest of the country or the public. We have a responsibility to maximum restraint for the good of the 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.”