The Archbishop of the Province of the Niger and Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev Alexander Chibuzo Ibezim, has blamed the deteriorating lifestyle of some young Nigerian girls on their activities on the social media.

Ibezim said social media has had more negative impact in the life of the Nigerian youths, especially young girls in the society, who he said engaged in various negative activities to the detriment of their moral life.

The archbishop stated these when he spoke at an event organised to mark the 2021 Mothering Sunday at the Cathedral Church of St. Faith in Awka, Anambra State, calling on mothers to seek spiritual solution by praying for the young generation.

According to him, “Mothers must monitor the movement of their children through prayers. Most mothers do not know the whereabouts and activities of their children, especially on social media. This is because the new telecommunications gadgets are alien to most parents.

“Most girls connect to so many bad friends through social media, including dating men outside the country only to portray Godly life to their parents to deceive them. I urge parent to embrace prayers as the only remedy to salvage the generation in the technology-driven world.”

The cleric urged mothers to understand their roles in the family, saying some women in the family mislead their husbands into involving themselves in wrongful acts reminiscent to Safira and Ananias in the bible.