By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, (FUNAAB), Prof. Kolawole Salako has decried the addiction of Nigerian youths to irrelevant uses of social media platforms, urging them to ‘face their book instead of facebook’.
Prof Salako said ithis n his remark at a thanksgiving service marking his 60th birthday, held at Living Spring Chapel, Abeokuta on Sunday.
While lamenting the indisposition of contemporary students to reading their books and facing their studies, the University Don frowned that they have bastardized the positive impact of technology; social media in particular by wasting quality times on immoral fantasy that doesn’t add value to their lives and the society.
He noted with dismay that unlike their days when they read and researched deeply, today’s youths are fond of consulting google for answers to everything thereby making them lazy and prone to short cut of making it in life.
The Vice-Chancellor also condemned the prevalence of social vices especially radicalism among youths, recalling that despite the fact that he was slightly involved in radicalism while growing up, he never allowed it to derail him from his focus on education unlike the youths of today.
Prof. Salako pointed out that as a matter fact, he started nursing the ambition of becoming a Professor right from his secondary school days, affirming that with determination and trust in God, any youth can achieve his or her dreams, irrespective of daunting challenges.
He disclosed that God is the cornerstone of his modest success in life, describing Him as his Rock who fought his battles and gave him victory and success as Vice-Chancellor.
Earlier in his sermon, the Pastor in charge of Living Spring Chapel, Abeokuta, Pastor Kayode Ojo who preached on the theme, ‘receiving God’s Power”, described Prof Salako as a man who feared God and relied on His power before and now as Vice-Chancellor.
He described the power of God as dependable, reliable and permanent, saying all other powers are temporal, stressing that this is the reason why superpowers and celebrity of yesterday are shadows of themselves today.