Nollywood actor turned politician, Desmond Olusola Elliot has advocated for the regulation of social media usage in the country.
The lawmaker representing Surulere Constituency at the Lagos State House of Assembly made the submission in a recent plenary session.
He stated that social media was used to escalate violence during the #EndSARS protest across the state.
Desmond Elliot also asked the aggrieved and protesting youths to get into government if they are tired of the current administration.
According to him, the youth have a constitutional means to change the government by getting their Permanent Voters Card, PVC.
He said, “Mr. Speaker, we need to address certain things. The Nigerian Youth, The Social Media, The Social Influencers, All of these are making the narrative that we are seeing today, except we are joking with ourselves. Social media is good but it has Negative impacts.
“Let me thank you for condemning the killings and carnage that happened at Lekki. When i went through the comments i could not believe it Mr. Speaker, the curses, the abuses from children and i ask myself, is this Nigeria ? What is going on?
“Children cursing, people having the effrontery to enter an Oba’s palace, hold the staff of office ? Culture is gone. Mr. Speaker, in the next 5 years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now.
“The youth is not only those who do the peaceful protest, those who have looted and destroyed lives are youths as well.
“Go to the elections, if you are tired come and enter government. People are dying. The narrative must change.”
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