Most Nigerian Youths Are High On Drugs- Lawmaker

Most Nigerian Youths Are High On Drugs- Lawmaker

Lagos lawmaker, Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, faults Nigerian Youths. According to her, “most youths are high on drugs all the time”.

She advised the Nigerian youth to get themselves engage in skills if there is no work immediately rather than going about to cause havoc and destruction in the name of ‘hoodlums’.

Alli-Macaulay said this during a plenary at the Lagos State House of Assembly on the looting and pandemonium in the wake of the #EndSARS protest that was hijacked by hoodlums.

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National Orientation Agency needs to be alive to its responsibilities and help change the attitude of the youths, she says.

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 say 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 says unemployment should not be an excuse for looting, adding that unemployment was not exclusive to Nigeria.

“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 didn’t become hoodlums.

Why can’t we look inwards and look for solutions to our problems?” she asked.

The lawmaker proposed that an unemployed graduate could get a job in the informal sector instead of complaining about joblessness.

“Why can’t the young people 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,” she said.

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