President Muhammadu Buhari, in his Eid-el-Kabir message to Nigerians, says most of the challenges affecting the nation can be eradicated if Nigerians truly put the teachings of their religion to use.
Buhari said Nigerians should use religion as a motivation for the love of our shared humanity.
According to a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari said if Nigerians put the teachings of their religion into practice, most of the evils afflicting the nation would have been solved.
“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.
“The exploitation of the people by traders and the stealing of public funds by civil servants and other holders of public trust is a reflection of the abandonment of the teachings of our religions.
“Religion should not just be used as a mere badge of identity, but as a motivator for doing good for our country and humanity.”