Bishop David Oyedepo, the General-Overseer of Living Faith Church aka Winners’ Chapel has warned youths against excessive use of social media.
According to the Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, such an act could kill one’s destiny.
Oyedepo gave the warning on Friday during the 15th Convocation Ceremony and Conferment of Honourary Doctorate Degrees and presentation of prizes in Ota, Ogun.
The chancellor noted that the negative impact of social media on youths could not be overemphasized, as it 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 honor 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.