Another Lagos lawmaker, Mojisola Alli-Macaulay has expressed her disappointment in Nigerian youths who write “all sorts of things” on social media under the influence of hard drugs.
Alli-Macaulay who represents Amuwo-Odofin 1 said she was mortified at the level of carnage witnessed in the aftermath of #EndSARS protests.
According to her, unemployment should never be the reason people resort to vandalism of government offices as other countries like UK where she obtained a University degree suffered the same scourge.
The Lagos lawmaker claimed most Nigerian youths were under the influence of drugs which could be the reason for their constant outbursts on social media.
”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.”