President Buhari has alerted Nigerians on the challenges and danger associated with the misuse of what he described as “today’s world of social media.”
In his independence day broadcast this morning, President Buhari frowned at the way and manner the social media was being ‘misused’. He called on Nigerians to educate themselves on how to use social media for the benefit of our nation.
Now we have in our hands technology that is a powerful tool that we can and should use for knowledge and understanding. As with other countries, we must also learn how to manage those tendencies that, instead, look to abuse new technologies to provoke passions and stir tensions. Never before have we faced such a challenge. We must all rise to the responsibility of shutting out those disruptive and corrosive forces that hide in today’s world of social media. We need critical minds and independent thinking, to question and question until we are satisfied we have the facts“. Otherwise, all the progress we have made as a democracy since 1999 is at stake.” he said