Cleric warn Nigerians against misuse of social media to incite citizens

By Samuel Luka, Bauchi

An Islamic Cleric, Dr Mansur Yelwa, has cautioned Nigerians on the dangers of using Social Media to incite the public against one another.

Yelwa gave the warning during a one-day Seminar for women and youths in Bauchi.

Our Corresspondent reports that the Seminar, theme: “Atheism by Youths , Immoral Sexual Activities, Miss use of Social Media, Drugs Abuse among Youths”, was organised by women in Da’awah on Sunday in Bauchi

The Cleric admonished members of the public to refrain from inciting people against one another through the various platforms of the social media in the country.

“Unguarded utterances and undignifying comments against fellow Nigerians in the social media have serious effects on peace and tranquility”, he said.

The Cleric said there is a need for Nigerians to use the social media handle properly for peace to reign.

“I will advise our youth and women to avoid posting unverified stories that can break the peace among diverse communities,” he said.

He urged the participants to use social media for seeking knowledge not spreading fake news that would trigger conflict in the society.

Dr. Mansur Yelwa commended the efforts of Women in Dawah Bauchi for organizing the lecture, describing it as a timely one, considering its significance to the participants.

On her part Hajiya Halima Abdullahi, State coordinator, Women in Da’wah, said the essence of organising the seminar was to draw the attention of youths to shun any form of violence and become useful to the society.

She also called on government at all levels to support the Women Da’awah group with working materials that would make them deliver their duties effectively.

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