#EndSARS: Most Nigerian Youths Are High On Drugs – Lagos APC Female Lawmaker

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Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, the lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin constituency 1 in the Lagos State House of Assembly, has said 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.

She said the National Orientation Agency needs to be alive to its responsibilities and help change the attitude of the youths.

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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 say 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.

“It is not unemployment that should be the reason why youths should come out and begin to misbehave. There is unemployment across 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?” she asked.

The lawmaker argued that an unemployed graduate could get a job in the informal sector instead of complaining about joblessness.

“Why can’t the young people look within themselves, look for their talents? Even if you are a graduate, what stops you from being a designer or a professional tile man and make a brand of it? There is no excuse for being a hoodlum,” she said.

  1. Alex Agbo says

    I wonder why the Lagos state lawmakers have chosen to denigrate the youths that voted for them widely in their constituencies.
    It appears the youths are an endangered specie in Nigeria. No one has ever thought of or respected the youths in Nigeria. It is very sad and a bad omen for the country.
    I listened to the woman’s watery submissions at that plenary and I couldn’t help but shake my head. In the age of technology, the plan she has for the nation’s youths is for them to become artisans?
    I shudder to think of the kind of unconstructive mindset of these people.
    Desmond Elliot who did nothing for his constituents, had the nerves to pontificate about culture and respect. He forgot the shooting of innocent protesters, he forgot the travails of the youths in the hands of the security agents who are paid and armed with the tax payers’ money.
    I do not blame those who run out of Nigeria.
    A country which has no plans for its youths is heading for extinction.

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