May 12, 2021

“Most Youths Are High On Drugs All The Time” – Lagos State Lawmaker

Lagos state lawmaker Mojisola Alli-Macaulay has claimed that most youths are high on drugs all the time and it’s a major reason they do all sorts of things on social media.

She said this during a recent plenary session at the Lagos state House of Assembly.

The lawmaker who represents Amuwo Odofin 1 constituency stated this while giving her opinion on the delibration of the #ENDSARS protests crisis.

She said this at the same plenary session where Desmond Elliot and other lawmakers stated their displeasure on how social media was used to splurge the END_SARS protest.

According to her :

“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.

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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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