Most Nigerian youths are high on drugs – Lagos Lawmaker
POLITICS DIGEST– Alli- Macaulay, a lawmaker who represents Amuwo Odofin constituency 1 of Lagos State has said most Nigerian youths are always high on drugs. She made this known during a plenary session at the Lagos State House of Assembly while speaking on the vandalization, looting and aftermath of the #EndSARS protest which was later hijacked by thugs.
According to the lawmaker, “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 schooled in the UK and I saw a lot of young people who are not employed but they didn’t become hoodlums. Why can’t we look inwards and look for solutions to our problems ?” She questioned.
Alli maintained that unemployment wasn’t a basis for looting and vandalization, adding that unemployment wasn’t an excuse either. She also argued that the unemployed could get jobs from the informal sector rather than grumble about being jobless.