Earlier today, President Muhammadu Buhari acknowledged Nigerians as he also tells them to stop the practice of honoring and celebrating thieves. In his message to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting, Buhari congratulated Muslims on the completion of “this spiritually significant month of sacrifice”. He urged them to reflect on the importance of Ramadan by becoming good ambassadors of Islam at all times.
He also said, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said: ”Religion should be the moral compass for all believers in their public and personal lives.
“If people allow the teachings of their religions to influence their conducts, problems, such as corruption, which diverts public funds to private pockets, would have been eliminated in the society.” Buhari regretted, however, that “selfishness and greed have overcome people’s conscience so much that they don’t have moral inhibitions in the pursuit of their greed”.
The President said: “It is impossible to separate morality from religion, and removing this connection encourages corrupt leaders and other exploiters to commit atrocities against the society”.“I always wonder why any true believer, be they politicians, civil servants or businessmen, would seek to make profits from the misfortunes of others,” Buhari said.