The Chancellor of Covenant University, Ota, Ogun, Dr David Oyedepo, has urged youths to be wary of social media because it can rob them of their future.
Oyedepo said this on Friday during the 15th convocation of the university in Ota, Ogun, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
The cleric, who is the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel International, 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 program 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 youths, suddenly became a minus, as everything of value is delivered through the investment of time.”
Urging youths to have visions, Oyedepo said only people who know where they are going ever get anywhere.
“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.