Sultan of Sokoto Speaks on How Social Media Affects the Girl-child
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the 6th National Edition of the Quranic Recitation Competition, Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar III, expressed how worried he was at the rate social media is interfering with the education of the girl child.
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According to him, if girls who are nerve center of our moral and societal development derail, the whole society will be in danger because they are our mothers and care givers, DailyTrust gathered.
”There is a disturbing development where the attention of students is being diverted from their studies. This is through the use of various social media like Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp, 2Go and Instagram, among others.
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The rate at which girls are spending time on social network is worrisome and this poses imminent danger to our society. Girls are the nerve centre of our moral and societal development and if they derail, the whole society will be in danger because they are our mothers and care givers,” the sultan said.
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The traditional ruler urged students, particularly girls, to stop spending too much time on social media at the expense of other engagements that would add more values to their life.Finally, Abubakar advised parents to ensure that their daughters spend more time on meaningful things, like reciting the Holy Qur’an, as doing so will make them better mothers and care givers.
How about the boys?
Abi o, so boys are exempted
Rubbish talk. What about boys? So it’s allowed for them to be distracted because they are not the nerve of the society. Very one sided talk.