Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, the lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin constituency 1 of Lagos State, says most Nigerian youths are high on drugs all the time.
Alli-Macaulay said this during a plenary at the Lagos State House of Assembly on the looting and pandemonium in the wake of the #EndSARS protest that was hijacked by hoodlums.
The lawmaker said:
The National Orientation Agency needs to get 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 all the time, most of them. They go to social media and so all sorts of things. I’m even scared to give my young children phones because I am scared of what they may see on social media. It is that bad.
Alli-Macaulay said unemployment should not be an excuse for looting, adding that unemployment was not exclusive to Nigeria.
She stated further:
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?
The lawmaker argued that an unemployed graduate could get a job in the informal sector instead of complaining about joblessness.
Meanwhile, many Nigerians took to Twitter to condemn the statement of Alli-Macaulay as they described her as unfit to represent her constituency at the House of Assembly.
The further claimed the lawmaker converted palliatives meant for the masses to her personal use. Photos showing how food items meant for her constituents were used as souvenir during her birthday.
See photos below:
After insulting and denigrating young nigerians that we are “always high on drugs”, pictures surface on Twitter that Madam Mojisola Alli-Macaulay reportedly stole Covid19 palliatives and converted it into birthday souvenirs.
This woman is a full time hoodlum.
RT for the world. pic.twitter.com/pUxjlQ9aTL
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