‘Youths need guidance when using social media’

Sesan Olufowobi

The General Manager of the Lagos State Printing Corporation, Mr. Sakirudeen Odusanya, on Monday said parents and guardians should ensure a responsible use of the social media by children.

He added that youngsters must be appropriately guided on the use of the internet to prevent them from accessing contents that could jeopardise their lives.

Odusanya spoke at the Lagos Book Expo organised by the Lagos State Television with the theme, ‘Book Publishing and Challenges of the Social Media.’

He said the social media had come to stay, adding that a proper guidance on which medium to visit would prevent regrets in the future.

The LSPC boss, who was represented by the LSPC Secretary, Mrs. Adefunke Odutola, observed that in as much as the social media would assist people to do their jobs efficiently, the culture of reading and writing books must not be abandoned.

Odusanya said the expo provided the opportunity for individuals and firms to showcase their equipment and products, especially in the publishing industry.

“For instance, LSPC has new machines and we are introducing some new products into the market which are of high quality.

“Apart from publishers, printers are also very relevant as we produce materials needed for writing,” he added.

Odusanya said the present administration in the state had embarked on initiatives aimed at injecting a fresh breath into the corporation, assuring the public  that LSPC would soon be part of efforts to bring the culture of writing and reading back into the country.

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