The presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo, has drummed his support for the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration on the regulation of social media in the country. ayokinews.com reports
Bishop David Oyedepo made this known on Friday 18th June, 2021, while speaking at the Landmark University’s Seventh (7th) convocation in Omu-Aran, Kwara state.
According to the revered Bishop, he stated that social media had robbed the current generation of their ability to think and reason well thus stressing the need for its regulation.
“This generation may lose its heroes to social media disasters. 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 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 engage productively in the pursuit of any task.
“Many youths spend less than 10 to 20 percent of their time on their tasks per day. They can never match a generation that spends 70 percent to 80 percent 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”.
This is coming barely two (2) years after Bishop Oyedepo kicked against the government’s regulation of social media in Nigeria.