Bishop urges action against negative use of social media among youths


The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins, has urged relevant authorities to re-orientate youths against corrupt morals through the use of social media.

The archbishop made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.

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“ I believe that a lot of good things can be done through the social media; lots of great messages can be passed through the social media.

“I believe that people are making their living through the use of the social media, so it’s a good thing in itself.

“Its only that we find out that sometimes people also use it for not so good things.

“People use it for pornographic purposes, which is a corruption of the morals of people particularly the young.

“People also use it for fraudulent purposes.

“Well, the government obviously has a responsibility, first of all, trying to re-orientate peoples values, and then they will be able to, even when you are not watching do the right thing.

“Of course, not only government, but also the family, we have the responsibility of doing that, and of course, the religious institutions.’’

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He therefore, appealed to youths in the country to avoid the use of mobile phones in places of worship, describing the action as a distraction from focusing on God.

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