Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuru Khalid, has been suspended by the mosque committee of Apo legislative quarters, Abuja over a sermon he delivered on Friday, April 1st, 2022.
During his sermon, Sheikh Khalid spoke about the government’s failure to deal with insecurity in the country.
He also spoke about the President’s negligence to visit Kaduna after the panic raid and added that Buhari vilifying the attack wasn’t enough.
He contended that the President was in Kaduna for the campaign but declined to visit the state after the bomb attack.
He said: “Everyone condemned the incident, except the bandits. So, condemnation is not enough. The President should visit the state to sympathize with the victims.
“The President has been to Kaduna for campaigns but couldn’t go to the state on a sympathy visit.”
He then indicated a measure that the electorate should contribute should the authority fail to protect their lives.
Following his sermon, Sheikh Khalid was suspended.
Chairman of the mosque steering committee, Sai’du Muhammed Dansadau said that the Imam was sacked for an inciting sermon on April 1st, 2022.
He explained that the Imam had preached against exercising civic duty by advising voters to give conditions to political leaders before electing them.
Dansadau added that the sermon was against Islamic tenets.
Announcing Sheikh Khalid’s suspension, Senator Saidu Muhammed Dansadau said in a statement:
“I am informing you that you have been suspended from leading prayers in the Apo Legislative Quarters Mosque from today being April 2nd, 2022 until further notice.