The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Tuesday urged Corps Members to avoid using the social media for ethnic jingoism, rumour peddling and promotion of hatred.
The Director-General of NYSC, Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim Shuaibu, gave the advice at the closing ceremony of the 2021 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 Orientation Course, at Umunna in Bende Local Government Area, Abia.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the D-G’s address was read by Mr Denis Jingi, the NYSC State Coordinator in Abia.
Shuaibu charged the Corps Members to let their activities online be targeted at self-improvement as well as promotion of unity, peace and prosperity of the nation.
The NYSC boss urged the 1422 corps members, comprising 642 males and 780 females,in the batch to sustain the spirit of patriotism and hard work, which he said they imbibed during their orientation.
Also, the Governor of Abia, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu cautioned the Corps Members to shun all forms of social media abuse, but imbibe virtues that promote peaceful co-existence.
Ikpeazu, represented by Mr Charles Esonu, the Commissioner for Youth Development, advised them to be good ambassadors of themselves, the state and the nation in general.