A video of lawmaker Desmond Elliot speaking on the negative impact of social media at the Lagos State House of Assembly has gone viral.
Earlier, Desmond was been called out by a social media influencer, Dr. Olufunmilayo for pushing social media regulations bill.
The Lagos State House of Assembly is developing a bill to regulate and control speech on social media and Desmond Elliot is alleged to be one of the people pushing for its regulations.
Desmond Elliot released a video on social media, denying the accusations made.
However, video evidence of Desmond’s speech at the House of Assembly has now been made public.
In the video, Desmond was heard calling on the speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly to “address certain things” like “the Nigerian youth, the social media, the social influencers.”
He added: “All of these are making the narratives that we are seeing today. Except we’re joking with ourselves. Social media, though good, has its negative impacts.”
He expressed concerns about the way Nigerian youths curse on social media.
The former actor also called Nigerian youths “children”. He said;
When I went through the comment, I could not believe it, Mr. Speaker. The curses, the abuses from children. And I ask myself ‘Is this Nigeria? What is going on?’ Children cursing?”