The wife of the Vice President of Nigeria, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, has advised Nigerian youth to desist from copying the lifestyle of people on the Internet.
She gave the advice on Saturday during a Town Hall Meeting with Benue Youth in Makurdi.
According to her, most internet users live on borrowed robes to impress their fans, they are living illusionary lifestyles that are not in conformity with reality.
She said: “The people on the Internet do not even look like themselves when you see them, they live on borrowed robes. Internet is just an illusion. It is a cartoon.”
“This generation has everything to be happy; during our youthful days, we had no phones, no internet, yet we were happy and have produced great Nigerians for you today.”
“You need to be responsible else your generation will end up with pilots, medical doctors, nurses, engineers, bankers, security personnels etc that may be all drug addicts.”
Speaking further, she said a Nigerian child needs to be priceless, top class and should not be seen as a cheap product that can be purchased with as little as recharge card.
“A Nigerian prince and princess should have a good background, they should not be bought like a mere recharge card.”
“The child that has made himself or herself naked today on the internet cannot be employed in any responsible company in Nigeria tomorrow, because they will check their internet records before employing now.”
“Nigeria is waiting for you; the things you do today determine your tomorrow, don’t eat your tomorrow today. Everyone is waiting for you, everyone is praying for you,” she added.