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Abuja Mosque finally sacks Imam over anti-Buhari comment

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The National Assembly Mosque Zone E, Apo Legislative Quarters, Gudu District Abuja has now terminated the appointment of Imam Nuru Khalid, after it had announced the preacher’s suspension earlier. 

Nuru had Friday last week, in a sermon castigated the current government over its failure to address the nationwide insecurity and killings.

But the preacher said such a suspension could not stand as he only saw the details in the internet. 

Consequently, the mosque has now officially written a letter, officially sacking the imam as the imam of the mosque, citing his unremorseful and unrepentant behaviour towards what was capable of causing more national chaos. 

The letter reads below: 

“You are an influencer; your words carry a lot of weight, your words can make or mar our situation. Your words can be taken advantage of by mischief makers, those responsible for these security challenges or enemies of the country for their devilish agendas. As leaders of the mosque, we have a sacred responsibility to avoid utterances that are capable of making a bad situation worse. This is our fear and concern.” it reads

 

“We regret to inform you that from today the 4th day of April 2023 you have been disengaged from the services of the above-mentioned mosque. This action is occasioned by the non-remorseful attitude you exhibited following your suspension on 2nd April this year.”

“Akamakallah, you know better than me by the teaching of Islam, the essence of administering punishment is to correct behavior. Unfortunately, your media reaction to the suspension creates the impression that you are not remorseful, NOT to talk of humbly reflecting on the consequences of your utterances. Leadership demands a great sense of responsibility. If our words do more harm than good to the larger interest of the country or the public. We have a responsibility to maximize 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 volatility of the security situation in the country,” the letter read. 

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