A former Governorship Aspirant in Ogun State, Comrade Babasola Adegbuyi, has said that with the availability of social media, there is no limitation to Information, saying it has helped in connecting people in e-Commerce, creation of jobs, and education.
Comrade Adegbuyi spoke at the Hall of Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry, (LCCI) Lagos on Saturday, November 5th 2022, during the maiden outing for Celebrity Crush Tv Awards under Paparazzi Star TV.
According to him, “Facebook broke the barrier of Pen Pals (friends). Before, we used to avail ourselves of Pen Pal to connect with friends but with the emergence of Facebook, it is easier to connect with friends across the world.
“It has helped businesses to thrive through e-commerce, people find space to market their products and services even in education. People can chose to study anything without being physically present.”
However, Adegbuyi noted that despite the relevance of the social media platforms, he advised users to be mindful of the negative effect it might have on people’s health adding that it has caused a lot of mental health.
“Social media has caused a lot of mental health for some users, because of the quest of bloggers to generate traffics. Some don’t verify information before posting them. The celebrities are not helping matters either; they go about posting false life style on social media which make some people want to go extra mile to be like them.”
With the general election coming next year, he enjoined people to post verified information even though, he added, that some people post information about a particular party to show their interest.
He however advised everyone not to allow social media to determine their person, else, it will destroy them.
The well attended Celebrity Crush Television event had IT personalities, politicians, showbiz, fashion stylists, Religious leaders, and journalists honoured with awards of excellence in their various fields.
The event which was a combination of conference and presentation of achievers awards was themed: “The Power of Social Media”.
Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer, Publisher of Paparazzi Star Tv, Adejumo Oladele disclosed that it is the maiden outing for Celebrity Crush Tv under Paparazzi Star TV.
He observed that he used the event to reach out to some individuals that have contributed so much in the society, though, they may not be whistleblowers but their impacts are well felt.
So, we dimmed it fit to come up with a conference and Achievers Recognition Award of the year and let them know that their works are valued and appreciated because when you cheer people up, it makes them do more,” He said.
Also, a religious leader, Sarki Overall Alimosho, Sarki Ahmed Haruna Kuraja on his part said he loved social media right from the time he was in school and has, subsequently, used it to reach out to people and impacted lives.
He advised Nigerians not to use social media negatively but positively to the betterment of all.
The awardees included the Founder and the General Overseer, Mountain of Fire Ministry, Dr. Daniel Olukoya, National President ATCIS Nigeria, Hon Sina Bilesanmi, Aka Ojueko, Amope Onigele Collection, MOB Entertainment, CEO Mark Aplus Consulting Ltd, Prince Adeleke Adedeji Ayodeji, CEO of Sparkle Cherry International LTD, Alhaji (ASIWAJU) Dapo Wahab, CEO, Creative Director of Sunditex Nigeria Enterprises LTD, Joy Kounasso, Former Governorship Aspirant, Ogun State, Babasola Adegbuyi and the Vice Chairman, Lagos Island (LCDA), Monsurat O. Balogun.
Others included The CEO HOLAT STRESS-FREE event and decorations, Onalaja Temitayo Shoyemi, Modinat Aramide Lawal, Oluwatosin Abel Soremi, Hon. Dr. Balogun Rotimi Olatunbosun B.R.O, Winner, Mother Daughter Pageant West Africa, Queen Angela Nwangwa. Award winning Actress and Producer, Eno Udo, Chief Mrs Yemisi Abioye, ( Aka Iya Ibe) also an Actress and Producer and Prophetess Dr. Omotomike Grace Akinsanmi, Leader in charge of Trust and Freedom Parish C&S Movement Church Ayo Ni o.