Most Nigerian youths are high on drugs says Lagos lawmaker Alli-Macaulay,


Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, a lawmaker representing  Amuwo Odofin constituency 1 of Lagos State has said most Nigerian youths are high on drugs all the time.

She said this during a plenary at the Lagos State House of Assembly on the looting and chaos including the wanton destruction of both private and public properties in the wake of the #EndSARS protest that was abused by miscreants and 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 also said that unemployment should not be a yardstick to perpetrate violence or destroy government properties adding that unemployment is not exclusive to Nigeria but also prevalent elsewhere.

“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.

She advised the unemployed youths not to fold their arms doing nothing but get a job in the informal sector instead of wallowing in the incessant complaints of joblessness Nigerian youths are known for.