President, Living Faith Church (Winners Chapel), Bishop David Oyedepo said it has become imperative to deny youths of free access to the internet.
Oyedepo stated this at the weekend during the seventh convocation ceremony of Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Irepodun local government area where he said social media has turned into monster robbing youths of their future.
He claimed the youth population are so obsessed with the social media to the point that they are not putting their time to good use, adding that it is high time they were not given free rein to access the internet.
According to him, “This social media saga has eroded the substance of destiny of most youth today. What is supposed to be a plus has suddenly become a major minus.
“This is because everything of value delivers through the 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 per cent of their time on their task per day. They can never match a generation that spends 70 to 80 per cent of their time on their task.
“We must devise means to put a check on free access to social media particularly those that are not adding values.”