General Overseer of Living Faith Church and Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota,Ogun State, Bishop David Oyedepo, has cautioned the youths against excessively using social media.
The Bishop stated that addiction to social media has made many youth loose their purpose in life.
According to him, the honor of this generation has been wiped off as young people are busy chatting all day with no time to think and develop themselves.
The Bishop made this statement during the 15th Convocation Ceremony and Conferment of Honorary Doctorate Degrees and presentation of prizes in Ota on May 21. He stated that the negative impact of social media cannot be overemphasized as it has made them 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 productivity in the pursuit of any task.
Some professionals bave classified social media addiction along with drugs, alcohols 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”.
Bishop Oyedepo concluded by advising young people to be focused in life and dedicate their time to their ambition.
“No one ever arrived 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”.