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  • Updated: October 30, 2020

COVID-19 Palliatives Looting: Nigerians Expose Lagos Assembly Member, Mojisola Alli-Macaulay

COVID-19 Palliatives Looting: Nigerians Expose Lagos Assembl

Nigerians have exposed how Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, member representing Amuwo-Odofin 1 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, used COVID-19 palliatives as birthday gifts.

AllNews earlier reported that Mojisola Alli-Macaulay during her submission at the house's deliberation on the crisis that rocked the state last week after hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protest and carried out wanton destruction of properties and killings said  Nigerian youth “are high on drugs all the time”,

As part of her submission she said; ''Look at the children these days. The youths. I like your submission, Mr Speaker, that it is not unemployment that should be the bane or the reason why youths will come out and misbehave. 

"There are unemployment in so many countries of 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. Why can't young people look within themselves, look for their talents.

"Even as graduates, what stops you from becoming a designer or a professional tiler?

"There is no excuse for being a hoodlum.

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"I think it's about time that the National Orientation Agency needs to set 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 most of the time, most of them. They go to social media, they do all sorts of things.''

Few hours after her submission, Alli-Macauley was exposed to have used palliatives donated by the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) to celebrate her birthday. 

In pictures exposing the lawmaker that has now gone viral on social media, the package distributed by the lawmaker contained foodstuffs - noodles and garri – part of what was meant to be shared to poor and vulnerable Nigerians as relief during the lockdown.

Nigerians Blast Mojisola Alli-Macaulay

Some social media users took to Twitter to comment over the leaked image, slammed the lawmaker, saying she lacks the moral right to brand them as drug addicts while she diverts palliatives as a birthday gift.

AllNews captured some response, see below:


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