The Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Dr David Oyedepo, has admonished youths against the excessive use of social media.
The clergyman gave the warning on Friday, May 21, during the 15th Convocation Ceremony and Conferment of Honourary Doctorate Degrees and presentation of prizes in Ota, he said, “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 s*x. 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.
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.”