We have to face the social media monster, says Oyedepo
By Adekunle Jimoh, Ilorin
Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel) President Bishop David Oyedepo urged the government and well-meaning Nigerians to face the social media monster.
Bishop Oyedepo called for an urgent step towards ways of controlling free and unhindered access to social media.
He added that the current generation could lose their heroes due to the social media disaster, adding that “we have to wake up from our sleep to face this monster.”
The clergyman made the call this weekend during the seventh convening ceremony of Landmark University, Omu-Aran, in the local government area of ââIrepodun.
46 students of the institution graduated with first class honors in the 2021 academic session
He spoke of âfighting the challenge of education without integrationâ.
Oyedepo said putting measures in place to verify free social media access should particularly target aspects that do not add value.
He said: âIt subconsciously robs people of their future by robbing them of their time.
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âThis social media saga has eroded the substance of the fate of most young people today. What was meant to be a plus suddenly turned into a major drawback.
âIt’s because anything that has value pays off with the investment of time.
âSuddenly we are facing a generation on the wrong side of history, the honor of this generation has been erased.
“Chat all day, without having time to think, plan, schedule and productively engage in any task.”
âMany young people spend less than 10-20% of their time on their task per day. They can never compete with a generation that devotes 70 to 80% of its time to its task.
âWe need to design ways to control free access to social media, especially those that don’t add value,â said Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide.
Oyedepo advised parents of graduates of the institution to give them carte blanche to develop themselves and become autonomous and autonomous.
âGive your sons, daughters or wards the opportunity to develop their wings, and I know many will rise much higher than their parents,â he said.