Social Media Is Diverting The Attention Of Girls From Studies, Sultan Laments

Sociall Media Is Diverting The Attention Of Girls From Studies, Sultan Laments
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar 111, has expressed his concern over social media diverting the attention of students in the country.

Abubakar had expressed this feeling on Sunday at the closing ceremony of the 6th national edition of the Quranic recitation competition.

in his words;

"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".

Also the traditional ruler had urged students, most especially girls to stop spending tto much of their time on social media at the expense of other things that would possibly add value to their life.

 "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 care givers."

The Sultan also advised parents to ensure that their daughter spend more time on meaningful things like reciting the Holy Qu'ran.

He also congartulated the winners of the competiton, while donating N10,000 to each of the 89 participants, while the overall winner was given a cash price of N100,000.

The Sultan also promised to host the 7th edition of the competition in 2018.

In his remarks, Gov. Aminu Tambuwal said that the competiton would encourage girls to memorise the whole sixty chapters of the Holy Qu'ran while he also gave the overall winner a deep freezer in addition to the cash prize.

It was reported that twenty-two states participated in the competition which was deducated for non-arabic girls secondary schools and it was hosted by Sokoto state government.

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