President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja/ Twitter

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerian Muslims to practise the virtues of Islam beyond the Ramadan season, as they celebrate Eid-el-Fitr.

Buhari, in his message to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting, congratulated Muslims on the completion of “this spiritually significant month of sacrifice”.

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He called on them to reflect on the importance of Ramadan by becoming good ambassadors of Islam at all times.

”Religion should be the moral compass for all believers in their public and personal lives,” he said in a statement issued by his media aide Garba Shehu.

“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 also said, “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.”

He urged ordinary Nigerians to stop glorifying thieves by treating them with disdain for bringing hardships to others.