The Governor who released the statement on the suspended Twitter wrote, “As leaders, we should go beyond emotional reactions to issues and think about how our actions will affect the people we lead and our international ratings socially and economically.”
He further stated that Twitter has become the platform for young people and all Nigerians to express themselves,
as well as a source of income for Nigerians of all political affiliations and religious learnings
The chancellor of Covenant University and Senior Pastor of Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo has said that social media has done more harm than good to the youth of this Nation.
While speaking during the 15th Convocation ceremony of Covenant University, Bishop Oyedepo said that social media should have been a positive influence on the youth of the nation but has instead become their bane.
He believes that many youth spends so much time on the Social media and this has robbed them of meaningful time needed for them to think and develop themselves.
According to him, “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.
“Some professionals have classified social media addiction along with drugs, alcohol, and sex.
“Social media that is supposed to be a plus to the youth, suddenly became a minus, as everything of value is delivered through the investment of time.”
He then admonished the youth to wake up from their slumber and take their destiny serious with their hands.
”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 added.
The Nigerian Communications Commission has said that policy is in place to request Nigerians to start submitting their International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) to the commission in a bid to curtail and tackle the spate of insecurity ravaging the nation
This move is certainly backed by the President, Muhammadu Buhari
The aim of this new policy is to curtail the counterfeit mobile phone market, discourage phone theft, enhance National security, increase revenue generation for the government, mitigate the use of mobile phones for crime and facilitate blocking of stolen mobile phones.
The policy is expected to commence in three months