Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, a lawmaker in the Lagos State House of Assembly, on Thursday noted that most Nigerian youths are high on drugs all the time.
The lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin constituency 1 of Lagos State made this claim during a plenary on the looting and the hijack of the #EndSARS protest by hoodlums.
She warned that the National Orientation Agency (NOA) needs to help change the attitude of the youths.
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.”
Alli-Macaulay argued that unemployment should not be an excuse for looting, stating that “I schooled in the UK and I saw a lot of young people who were not employed but they didn’t become hoodlums.”
She further stated that an unemployed graduate can 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