The Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties and Social Development Matters, Mrs Sarah Pane has said that the negative use of the social media by Nigerian youths is impacting negatively on the country’s image.
She added that denigrating Nigerian leaders through the medium has become a pastime of the youths to the extent that the Nigerian President has become the most insulted in the world. “This is not the type of record we want. Let’s use the social media for positive interaction”, she posited.
Pane was speaking at the Discovery Empowerment Programme for NYSC that took place on Wednesday at Alexis Hotel, Jabi, Abuja which had in attendance more than 200 members.
In a goodwill message, the representative of the Director General, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Mr. Salawu Abdulrazak praised the programme and called for greater support from government so that more sorpsmembers can benefit adding that the management of NYSC would seek ways to strengthen ties with the office of the Special Adviser on Social Development in a bid to extend the programme to orientation camps.
Also speaking at the event, the director, Enterprise, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, who represented the Director General, explained the role of the agency in advancing the cause of small and medium scale industries and how outgoing corps members interested in setting up can key into it.