The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III on Sunday advised the youth, particularly girls to stop spending too much time on social media at the expense of other things that would add more values to their life.
Sultan at the closing ceremony of the 6th National Edition of the Quranic Recitation Competition said: “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.
“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 caregivers.”