The founder of Winners’ Chapel International and Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, Bishop David Oyedepo, has warned against the excessive use of social media.
He warned against this on Friday during the 15th Convocation Ceremony and Conferment of Honourary and Doctorate Degrees of Covenant University in Ota, Ogun State.
Bishop David Oyedepo mentioned that the negative effects of social media on the younger generation couldn’t be overstressed. It makes the younger generation become less focused and it steals away 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.
According to Bishop Oyedepo, only the people who know where they want to go will ever get somewhere.