The Lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin Constituency 1 of Lagos State, in the House of Assembly, Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, has stated that most Nigerian youths are high on drugs all the time, .
Hon. Alli-Macaulay said this during plenary on the looting and pandemonium in the wake of the hijacked EndSARS protests.
She stated that the National Orientation Agency needs to be alive to its responsibilities, and help change the attitude of the youths.
Her words: “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 am even scared to give my young children phones, because I am scared of what they may see on social media. It is that bad.
“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 did not become hoodlums. Why can we not look inwards and look for solutions to our problems?
“Why can the young people not 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.”
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