A youth group, Niger Delta Youth Initiative for Positive Change has asked Nigerian youths to cease insulting the president on social media.
The group, speaking through its National Coordinator, Mr David Ato, noted that Nigerians had taken delight to insulting the president online while the president means well for the nation.
Ato said that the president needed the support of everyone, youths inclusive, to deliver on his election promises, and asked those insulting him to realize that President Jonathan wasn’t the creator of Nigeria’s economic and social problems.
“The youths should desist from using abusive words against the President of the country. We should learn to respect our leaders and we need to support him as we elected him for that purpose.
“Insulting on Facebook and other social media isn’t the best,” he said
He however urged the president to make good his election promises in 2013 as Nigerians are eager to feel the impact of his transformation agenda.
Ato expressed high optimism that Nigerians would soon enjoy democracy dividends, although he said President Jonathan must do something about insecurity in the North where people are being terrorised by Boko Haram.
He urged the people not to relent in praying that the terrorism menace come to an end, and also asked that the people volunteer information to the security agencies to help in fighting the sect.