President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the importance of putting the virtues of Islam into practice beyond the fasting season.
He stated this In his Sallah message to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting period.,
While congratulating Muslims on completing “this spiritually significant month of sacrifice”, the President urged them to reflect on the importance of Ramadan in becoming good ambassadors of Islam at all times.
According to the President, religion should be the moral compass for all believers in their public and personal lives.
He said 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 also appealed to fellow citizens to forgive one another and embrace peace.
He lauded the families of recipients of national honours for showing good examples to Nigerians and urged our country men and women to copy their good examples.
President Buhari thanked Nigerians for their patience and assured that their sacrifices will not be in vain and reforming a country that was pushed into near decay on account of corruption comes with teething pains.
He said these pains are temporary, as the APC administration which he is privileged to lead, is beholden to the ordinary Nigerians and will leave no stone unturned to make their security, welfare and happiness a priority.