Moments after saying Nigerian youth ‘’are high on drugs all the time’’, Nigerians have revealed how Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, lawmaker representing Amuwo-Odofin 1 at the Lagos State House Assembly, diverted Covid-19 palliatives as birthday gifts.
Nigerian politicians, who seized the distribution of palliatives to Nigerians during th lockdown, diverted it for personal use and distribution to their cronies and political party members.
Addressing lawmakers at the floor of the Assembly, Alli-Macaulay said most of the youth are high on drugs, which led to the destruction and vandalisation of properties in the state.
“It is unemployment that should be the bane or the reason why youths should misbehave, there are unemployment in so many countries of the world, even in the United States.
“Even if as graduates, what stops you from becoming a designer or a professional tiler and make a brand of it. There is no excuse for being a hoodlum.
“They are high on drugs all the time, most of them. They go to social media to do all sorts of things,” she said as part of her submission.
Moments after her submission at the floor of the Assembly, it was revealed that Alli-Macauley had used palliatives donated by the Coalition Against Covid-19 (CACOVID) to celebrate her birthday.
The package distributed by the Assembly member contained varieties of foodstuff; garri and noodles – part of what was to be distributed to poor and vulnerable Nigerians as relief during the lockdown.
Reacting to the development, Nigerians criticized the lawmaker, saying she lacks the moral right to brand them as drug addict while she diverts palliatives as birthday gift.
Read some tweets:
..shows how big of a problem you are to Nigeria, and how high of drugs you really are.
Okay, did you even make available the tiling jobs for those who have d skills? People languish in poverty while your kids live at d expense of d hardworking youth and you call them drug addict
— chrisomenð (@chrisomenn) October 30, 2020
‘’Dishonourable Mojisola Alli Macaulay who said Nigerian youth are always high on drugs in Lagos House of Assembly is actually an ALOOTER. These are CACOVID palliatives she used as souveniers during her birthday some days ago,” @Scizo4real
Mojisola Alli Macaulay, said Nigerian youths are high on drugs often. This is the same person who shared Covid19 palliatives as “birthday souvenirs” she must be high on witchcraft I suppose. #EndSocialMediaBill pic.twitter.com/wtkzu01Fit
— Cole (@ColeOdinaka) 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. (@chiefagbabiaka_) October 30, 2020