In commemoration of this year’s International Day of Girl-Child, the Coalition of Youth Ambassadors (COYA) has advised students to face their studies and shun all kinds of social vices that may hinder their progress in life.
The advice came at a visit led by COYA’s president, Beki Mashood AbdulQuadri to students of Government Girls Day Secondary School, Pakata, Ilorin.
Beki charged the girl students on the use of technology and how to harness it to their advantage.
“There is nothing girls can’t achieve or become in life when you are determined and focus on your studies. Smartphone, most especially technology is one of the instruments of distraction for girls of this generation,” he noted.
“Smartphones can make you become a billionaire legitimately through legally established online professions.”
In his own words, Abubakar Mumin said, “Smartphones can help one make legitimate earning without indulging in cybercrime or social vices that is now rampant among youths.”
He also emphasised the importance of determination, dedication to a course saying “that a successful person is a problem solver and become successful, you have to identify a problem then proffer a lasting solution to it and that would inscribe your name on the marble.”
Also speaking, Shehu Suleiman Kayode, who is one of COYA’s ambassadors stressed the value of the girl-child in society.
“We are now in a digital age. The use of smartphones is now as important as H2O is to our bodies. It should not be used negatively. It should be used to our advantage,” said Suleiman.