President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he will not rest until he provides relief from the country’s current security issues and high expense of living.
In his Eid-el-Kabir greeting to Nigerian Muslims and all residents, the President provided this guarantee.
In a statement made by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, he stated, “I am well aware of the issues people are facing and am striving to fix them.”
President Buhari expressed his hope that this Eid will be a time of blessing, peace, prosperity, and security for all Nigerians, and he emphasised that cohabitation and stability will prevail in the country.
The President, who called for more patriotism in order to build a better Nigeria, urged Nigerians to put the country’s interests ahead of their own and “use religion as a motivation for the love of our common humanity.”
The President stated, “if we put the teachings of our religions into practise, the majority of societal ills would have been eliminated.”
According to him, “faith should not be used merely as a symbol of identity, but as an incentive to do good for our country and humanity.”
He stated, “The exploitation of the people by merchants and the theft of public funds by civil officers and other holders of public trust are a reflection of the abandoning of our religions’ precepts.”
“Our society is rife with inconsistencies. People demonstrate superficial religiosity without fear of God; they make life difficult for others; money becomes their god; politicians violate their oaths of office by diverting money intended for the people’s wellbeing into their own pockets,” he remarked.
President Buhari congratulated the Muslim Ummah in Nigeria and around the world on the occasion of Eid, mentioning in particular “the brave men and women in uniform fighting terror on multiple fronts and their families, as well as others held hostage and separated from their families by evil and heartless terrorists.”
He utilised the opportunity to urge all Muslims to ponder on the significance of Eid’s sacrifice.
“While celebrating this spiritually significant event in our lives, we should demonstrate love and concern for our neighbours and others,” said the President.
President Buhari further exhorted Muslims to “promote the positive characteristics of Islam through personal example and practise” and to “avoid involvement with violent extremist views that have erroneously given Islam a terrible image or perception.”