The Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, and Senior Pastor of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has warned young people against the excessive use of social media.
According to him, the honor of this generation has been wiped off as the young people are busy chatting all day with no time to think and develop themselves.
The clergyman who said this during the 15th Convocation Ceremony and Conferment of Honourary Doctorate Degrees and presentation of prizes in Ota, Ogun today May 21, added that the negative impact of social media on youths could not be overemphasized as it has made them to lose focus and rob them of their destinies.
“The social media saga has eroded the substance of destiny as it has unconsciously robbed youths of their future and their time.
The honour of this generation has been wiped off, chatting all day with no time left to think, plan programme and engage productively in the pursuit of any task.
Some professionals have classified social media addiction along with drugs, alcohol and sex.
“Social media that is supposed to be a plus to the youth, suddenly became a minus, as everything of value is delivered through investment of time,” he said.
Oyedepo also called on young people to be focused in life and dedicate their time to their ambition.
”No one ever arrives at a future he cannot see, neither does anyone arrive at a future he is not prepared for. It is time for every youth to wake up from slumber and take his/her destiny in their hands” he said