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Nigerians steal, cheat, make life difficult for others, then claim to be religious – Buhari says in Sallah message



President Muhammadu Buhari has berated Nigerians who make life difficult for others by stealing public funds and manipulating opportunity for pecuniary gain.

In a message which was released by his media assistant Garba Shehu on occasion of this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, Buhari said,“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.”

He added that: “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.”

The president stressed that “if we are putting the teachings of our religions into practice, most of the evils afflicting our society would have been solved,” adding that “religion shouldn’t just be used as a mere badge of identity, but as a motivator for doing good for our country and humanity.”