by Kolapo Olapoju
President Goodluck Jonathan is not happy with the way people utilize social media.
According to him, the platform is being used to propagate evil, create social discontent and anarchy in the society.
On Tuesday, December 30, while meeting with a delegation of traditional rulers and leaders from Bayelsa, in Abuja, Jonathan said social media has been distorted, and has changed course, from being used for good, to being employed for evil.
Jonathan said: “These days, there are all kinds of stories. It is all over the world, leaders are being lambasted, especially with the social media now. People use what knowledge it has created for negative reasons.”
“Just as I was told that the person who invented dynamite, later regretted that invention because he thought he was coming up with something to solve human problems. But when he got to know about the level of destruction, human lives that are being blown up because of explosion, the man regretted that invention.”
Speaking further, the president said he no longer expects praises from Nigerians, after coming to the realization that “people don’t praise serving leaders.”
“What is supposed to be used for the common good was turned to negative purposes. I always say that I will not even expect praises now because hardly do people praise serving leaders. It is when you leave, people will begin to know.”
“When you leave, they will begin to compare what you have done over the period vis-a-vis what others have done. Then they will compare you with whoever takes over.”