Suspended last Friday for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari over the security situation in the country, reports say the Chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Juma’at Mosque in Abuja, Sheikh Nuru Khalid, may have been sacked by the mosque’s Steering Committee.
One report said the Steering Committee on Monday afternoon declared him sacked.
He was sacked for allegedly not showing remorse after his suspension.
Reacting to his sack, Khalid told the Vanguard newspaper, “My sack is a reflection of how Nigeria is today. Many people are hiding under the cover of religion to perpetrate all manner unwholesome acts.
“Such people would stop at nothing to take away people like me.
“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 to operate.
“There’s a Jum’mat mosque we built behind the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Quarters, in Abuja; I will now be leading the congregation there.”
Recall that after his suspension, he vowed to continue speaking what he described as the truth to power.