Again, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has reassured of his administration’s readiness to address the current security challenges and costs of living in the country, saying ”I won’t rest until I bring relief to Nigerians.”
The President’s media aide, Garba Shehu, in a statement, said the president gave the assurance in his Eid-el Kabir message to Nigerian Muslims on Friday in Abuja.
“I am quite aware of the difficulties people are facing and working to resolve them,” the president added.
He, however, urged Nigerians to put the interest of the country above selfish interests and “use religion as a motivation for the love of our common humanity.”
Buhari said that “if we are putting the teachings of our religions into practice, most of the evils afflicting our society would have been solved.”
The President frowned at the exploitation of the people by traders and the stealing of public funds by civil servants and other holders of public trust, saying these negative vices were reflections of the abandonment of the teachings of our religions.
“Our society is a bundle of contradictions. People display external religiosity without fear of God; they make life difficult for others; money becomes their god; leaders abandon their oaths of office by taking money meant for the welfare of the people and divert it to their private pockets,” he said.
He used the occasion to call on all Muslims to reflect on the significance of the sacrifice epitomised by Eid.
”We should show love and care to our neighbours and others while celebrating this spiritually important event in our lives,” he said.
“Muslims should avoid association with violent extremist ideas that have wrongly given Islam a negative image or poor perception.”
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