Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, a Lagos state lawmaker, has said most young people in Nigeria are high on drugs at all time – a major reason they do all sorts of things on social media.
She made this known while speaking during a recent plenary session at the Lagos state House of Assembly.
The legislator who represents Amuwo Odofin 1 constituency, said this while making her submission during a deliberation on the crisis that trailed #EndSARS protests in the state.
According to her, young people now go to social media to do all sorts of things because a majority of young people in Nigeria are “high on drugs all the time.”
Her submission was made same day Desmond Elliot and other lawmakers in the state complained bitterly about how young people used the social media to fuel #EndSARS crises.
She said, “Look at the children these days. The youths. I like your submission Mr Speaker that it is not unemployment that should be the bane or the reason why youths will come out and misbehave.
There are unemployment in so many countries of the world, even in the United States. I schooled in the UK and I saw a lot of young people who were not employed but they didn’t become hoodlums. Why can’t we look inwards and look for solutions to our problems. Why can’t young people look within themselves, look for their talents.
Even as graduates, what stops you from becoming a designer or a professional tiler?
There is no excuse for being a hoodlum.
I think it’s about time that the National Orientation Agency needs to set to work. We need to begin to orientate our young people. They need people who can talk to them from time to time.
They are high on drugs most of the time, most of them. They go to social media, they do all sorts of things.”
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