Abuja – The sacked Chief Imam of Apo Legislative Quarters Mosque, Muhammed Nuru Khalid said the decision of the mosque’s committee was a necessary price he had to pay for identifying with the suffering masses and for speaking truth to power.
Khalid said this late Monday evening while reacting to his sack by the mosque Committee.
“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.
“This is the price we pay for aligning with the people and identifying with their sufferings,” he said.
He also disclosed that his sack will not in anyway prevent him from performing his duty as a religious leaders.
“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,” the Imam said.
Khalid popularly called Digital Imam was on Monday sacked by the mosque committee headed by Senator Sa’idu Dansadu for not showing remorse over his comments, critisising President Muhammadu Buhari for not visiting Kaduna to sympathize with victims of Abuja- kaduna train attack. (vitalnews)