Khalid made this claim while speaking on a program on Trust TV on Wednesday.
However, the Imam was sacked by the steering committee of the mosque a few days ago after preaching against Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
The committee while giving the reason for sacking the cleric noted that he was removed for not being remorseful of his statement against the government.
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Khalid had accused the government of negligence following the bombing of a Kaduna-bound train by terrorists.
The cleric in his statement had said he would rather die of hunger than be an imam that cannot speak the truth, especially at a time when life is losing value in Nigeria.
He said, “I’ve nothing to lose. For this, I stand by my words. I will rather die of hunger than be quiet when people are killed. Trains are attacked and roads are blocked and (there is) bloodletting everywhere.
“I live in a local area. My children go to public schools and I relate with local people. Therefore I know the difficult situation the people of this country are going through.”
Khalid noted that he was approached three times by some people in the government in an attempt to stop him from speaking on rising issues in the country.
He added, “If the government is not happy, then we asked who is the president and who is suffering? Are they not the majority. The masses are more important that is why we call government workers civil servants. The lives of the masses must be preserved.”