Former Chief Imam of the Apo Legislative Quarters Mosque, Sheikh Muhammad Khalid, has been appointed to lead another Juma’at Mosque in Abuja.
It was earlier reported that the Imam was sacked by the Apo Mosque Steering Committee over the sermon that criticised the government’s failure to stop insecurity in the country.
The Imam said his sack is a reflection of how Nigeria is today; noting that he paid the price for the voiceless and would continue to identify with the masses.
“By the Grace of Almighty Allah, I will be leading my new congregation this Friday, because as clerics we need a platform for operating.
“There’s a Jum’mat mosque we built behind the CBN Quarters, in Abuja; I will now be leading the congregation there,” Imam Khalid was quoted as saying.
The Mosque Committee of Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja, had suspended Khalid over a sermon he delivered last Friday and was later sacked on Monday.
Sheikh Khalid, who is also the founder of Islamic Research and Da’awah Foundation, in the sermon, criticised the government for its failure to stop insecurity in the country and told the electorate not to vote for any politician who cannot guarantee them the safety of lives and property.