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Oyedepo Endorses FG’s Regulation Of Social Media




Bishop David Oyedepo has endorsed the  regulation of social media.

According to him, regulation of access to social media will enable people focus on the pursuit of their destinies.

Oyedepo made this call on Friday, June 18, during the 2019/2020 convocation ceremony in the school, insisted that the use of social media has continued to destroy the destiny of youths.

He spoke on the theme: “Combating the challenge of education without integration.’’

According to him, social media which was expected to add value to the youths has proven otherwise saying it has already become a major minus.

“We must devise a means to put a check on free access to social media; particularly those that are not adding value;’’ he also insisted.

According to him, unlimited access to social media platforms is robbing youths of their future; while he called for urgent steps to check unrestricted access to social media.

The Landmark University’s chancellor explained that many young people spend most of their time chatting; with lesser time to engage in productive tasks.

“It unconsciously robs people of their future by robbing them of their time — no time to think; no time to plan; no time to programme,” Oyedepo said.

“This generation may lose her heroes to social media disaster. Here is one creeping serpent that is eating up the destinies of many individuals.

“We must wake up from our slumber to deal with this monster. Young people, beware! Addiction to social media is like addiction to drugs. It can render a whole destiny useless.

“This social media saga has eroded the substance of destiny of most youths today. What is supposed to be a plus has suddenly become a major minus; because everything of value delivers through an investment of time.

“Suddenly, we are faced with a generation on the wrong side of history; the honour of this generation has been wiped off; chatting all day with no time left to think, plan, programme and also engage productively in the pursuit of any task.

“Many youths spend less than 10 to 20 per cent of their time on their tasks per day. They can never match a generation that spends 70 per cent to 80 per cent of their time on their tasks.

“We must devise means to put a check on free access to social media; particularly those that are not adding values. Life is a race. Everyone should get on the track, ready for the run of their lives.”

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