by Isi Esene
A group, the Niger Delta Youth Initiative for Positive Change has expressed its displeasure over the insults hauled at president Goodluck Jonathan by his ‘friends’ on Facebook.
In a statement released in Port Harcourt on Friday by its National Coordinator, David Ato, the group advised Nigerians to desist from using abusive language on the president.
Ato said such attitudes are not common in other countries.
He continued saying the president meant well for the country pointing out that he needs the support of Nigerian youths to succeed.
Ato said, “The youth should desist from using abusive words against the President of the country. We should learn how to respect our leaders and we need to support him because we elected him into that office.
“Insulting him on Facebook and other social media is not the best. The truth is that Nigeria has been facing a lot of economic and political problems for a long time. President Jonathan did not create these problems.”
Ato went on to urge the president to endeavour to deliver on his campaign promises next year saying the people are waiting patiently for the manifestation of his administration’s transformation agenda.
He particularly urged the government to find a lasting solution to the terrorism challenges in the north noting that the Boko Haram menace is not good for the country’s image abroad.
He reportedly called on security agents to relate with members of the public on security issues, Ato said such measure could help to improve intelligence gathering.