He was curt, he was bold, and he was straight to the point in telling President Muhammadu Buhari in his flawless Hausa in a Friday sermon captured on Tik-tok that he met Nigeria as one entity and should not leave it divided.
Below is a rough summary of Sheik Nuru Khalid of the Apo Legislators’ Quarters Mosque comments in a trending Hausa language video:
Go and tell the President of Nigeria that during his reign, there are people (terrorists) who told government that if they are not paid a particular sum of money they would not leave the rural parts. This happened in Zamfara State.
Tell him he should return Nigeria to one as he met it, or God will find a cure to him.
You told us that the Nigerian Forces had the wherewithal to face any challenge brought it’s way. You promised that if you became President you will give them the support to deal with any situation. Mr. President, a promise is a burden. If you don’t have people to tell you, we have risen to remind you.
We are pleading with God to help you fulfill the promise, if you want to. If it is that you don’t want to fulfill the promise, we plead with God to separate you and us.