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MESSAGE FROM SALAH: PRESIDENT BUHARI CALLS FOR MORE PATRIOTISM TO BUILD A BETTER NIGERIA
President Muhammadu Buhari He has called on Nigerians to put the interest of the country above selfish interests and “use religion as a motivation for the love of our common humanity.”
In his Eid-el Kabir message to Nigerian Muslims and other citizens, President Buhari said that “if we put into practice the teachings of our religions, most of the ills that afflict our society would have been resolved.”
According to the President, “religion should not be used only as a mere sign of identity, but as a motivator to do good for our country and humanity.”
He explained that “the exploitation of the people by merchants and the theft of public funds by public officials and other holders of public trust is a reflection of the abandonment of the teachings of our religions.”
“Our society is a bundle of contradictions. People show outward religiosity without fear of God; they make life difficult for others; money becomes their god; leaders abandon their oaths by taking money intended for the welfare of the people and diverting it into their private pockets,” he said.
President Buhari congratulated the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and the world on the occasion of Eid, citing as a special mention “the brave men and women in uniform fighting terrorism on many fronts and their families, as well as others held as hostages and away from them”. their families by evil and ruthless terrorists.”
He used the occasion to call all Muslims to reflect on the meaning of the sacrifice personified by Eid.
According to the president, “we must show love and care for our neighbors and others as we celebrate this spiritually important event in our lives.”
President Buhari also advised Muslims “to promote the good virtues of Islam through personal examples and practices,” adding that “Muslims should avoid associating themselves with violent extremist ideas that have given Islam a negative image or poor perception.” ”.
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On the current security challenges and costs of living in the country, President Buhari assured Nigerians that “I will not rest until I bring relief to Nigerians”, adding that “I am well aware of the difficulties faced by the people and I work to solve them.”
The President hopes that this Eid will be a source of blessing, peace, prosperity and security for all Nigerians, stressing that coexistence and stability will prevail in the country.
Senior Special Assistant to the President
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July 8, 2022