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.
After insulting and denigrating young nigerians that we are “always high on drugs”, pictures surface on Twitter that Madam Mojisola Alli-Macaulay reportedly stole Covid19 palliatives and converted it into birthday souvenirs.— #OurFavOnlineDoc ????? (@DrOlufunmilayo) October 30, 2020
This woman is a full time hoodlum.
RT for the world. pic.twitter.com/pUxjlQ9aTL
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:
Another matured idiot to be drag is Mojisola Alli-Macauly
She said Nigerian youths are high on drugs all the time so they go to social media to do all sorts of things. pic.twitter.com/z5omiA7lC1— Lagos Landord and 36 Tenants GCFR???? (@chiefagbabiaka_) October 29, 2020
These people just dey expose themselves. This is good. Now 2023 how do we make this count. Every candidate must be prunned. Dear youth there's absolutely no reason to be furious again rather let's be glad that this is happening.— Bunmi (@Bunmi47110179) October 30, 2020
This fool insulting and denigrating young nigerians that we are “always high on drugs”, check out the pics and just Mojisola Alli-Macaulay . She reported to have stole Covid19 palliatives & converted it into birthday souvenirs.— Lagos Landord and 36 Tenants GCFR???? (@chiefagbabiaka_) October 30, 2020
RT #KillSocialMediaBill https://t.co/SyfOSJVayL pic.twitter.com/ok5uGV4Olh
@mamaamuwo Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, for you to say that most youth are high on drugs, and you kept palliatives meant for the people to yourself, branding in your name, who's now the one high on drugs, the youth or you?— chrisomen? (@chrisomenn) October 30, 2020
The fact that you even thought of tiling jobs for graduates ..
Mrs Mojisola Alli-Macaulay schooled in the UK & would send her kids to the UK for tertiary education for them to be gainfully employed abroad but would want "high Nigerian Youths “ who are graduates to be professional tilers ?— ?EZE_IMO©️? (@AkiMarlin) October 29, 2020
I don’t blame her one bit shaa na see finish https://t.co/yoso5vNnBw