President Muhammadu Buhari has admonished to emulate the spirit of Ramadan as they celebrate Eid-el-Fitri today (Friday).
Eid-el-Fitri is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of dawn-to-sunset fasting during the entire month of Ramadan.
However, in a statement by the 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.” he added
He also used the medium to appeal to Nigerians not celebrate corrupt leaders but reveal their identity for the law to take its place.
“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”, the President added.
By Augustine Akhilomen