Sacked Abuja Moslim cleric gets new appointment

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By Goodluck Ikiebe

The sacked Abuja Moslim cleric, Sheikh Muhammad Nuru Khalid, former Chief Imam of the National Assembly Legislators’ Quarters Mosque, says he is set to serve at another Jummaat Mosque close to the CBN.

Sheikh Khalid stated this when he spoke with newsmen in Abuja on Monday night, adding that he was undeterred by his sack.

Khalid also disclosed that he has been appointed by the Management Committee of a new Jum’mat Mosque behind the Central Bank Nigeria (CBN) Quarters, Abuja, to lead the congregation with effect from Friday, April 8.

According to him, “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.

“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 to operate.

“There’s a Jum’mat mosque we built behind the CBN Quarters, in Abuja; I will now be leading the congregation there.” Khalid assured.