The Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Prof. Kolawole Salako, has condemned the addiction and obsession of Nigerian youth to social media.
The VC issued the condemnation during a thanksgiving service to mark his 60th birthday in Abeokuta on Sunday April 18, 2021.
Salako called on the youth to devote their time to their books rather than Facebook. He also condemned the youth’s poor attitude to reading.
Salako stated that today’s youth had “bastardised the positive impact of technology, the social media in particular, by wasting quality times on things that add no value to their lives and the society”.
“Unlike our days when we read and researched deeply, today’s youth are fond of consulting Google for answers to everything.
“As a matter fact I started nursing the ambition of becoming a professor right from my secondary school days.
“With determination and trust in God, any youth can achieve his or her dreams, irrespective of daunting challenges,” the vice-chancellor said.
Also speaking at the event, Pastor of Living Spring Chapel, Abeokuta, Kayode Ojo, preached on ”Receiving God’s Power”.
The spiritual father described Salako as a man who feared God and relied on His power, before and now, as vice chancellor.
He described the power of God as dependable, reliable and permanent, saying all other powers are temporal.
Taking his sermon from the Books of John 1: 2 and Zechariah Chapter 9, the cleric charged the congregation to give their all to Christ, in order to have His unrivalled power.