Member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Amuwo Odofin 1 constituency, Honourable Mojisola Alli-Maculay has called for the re-orientation of Nigerian Youths.
According to the lawmaker, most youths are ‘high on drugs at all times.”
The lawmaker made this statement during the House’s deliberation on the crisis that rocked Lagos State after hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protest and carried out wanton destruction of properties and killings this past week.
Most Nigerian youth are high on drugs. They go to social media to do all sorts. I saw young unemployed in UK, they didn’t become hoodlums' -Mojisola Macaulay, Lagos Assembly
UK has 5% youth unemployment. Nigeria has 65%
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) October 29, 2020
She averred that young people now go on social media to do all sorts of things.
In her words;
“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.”