How Lagos State law makers reacted to #EndSARS protests and #LekkiMassacre

Following the nation wide #EndSARS protests against police brutality in the Nation which led to the disbandment of Police Unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the members of the Lagos State House of Assembly discussed the issue at today’s sitting.

The house discussed the attack on protesters by the Nigerian Army and the looting by hoodlums that took place after the #LekkiMassacre.

The Chief Whip of Lagos House of Assembly, Mojisola Meranda, says the government needs to motivate police officers to do their jobs well.

“They are presently going through serious trauma.”

“There’s a way this social media can be controlled. You can’t just post anything in the United Arab Emirates, for instance. It’s being controlled by the government.” – Lagos lawmaker, Wahab Jimoh.

Lagos lawmaker, Ibrahim Layode, blames peaceful #EndSARS protesters for the shooting that happened in Lekki.

“If a governor can pronounce something in a state and you people decided that you’ll not go away, who are we?”

Speaker of the Lagos House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa (@mudashiru_obasa) suggests the unemployment rate might be high because some Nigerians youths are unwilling to do certain jobs.

Lagos lawmaker, Desmond Elliot said that
“Social media has its negative impact.” In his opinion, it outweighs the good.
He was angry that “children” on social media were cursing adults and had no respect for the corrupt Oba.

6. Hon. Wasiu Sanni while supporting Desmond Elliot said, “I thought the number of deaths at Lekki was up to 100 or 1000 not knowing it was just few.”

Lastly, Lagos lawmaker, Madam Mojisola Alli-Macauley, had this to say about the youth:

“Unemployment isn’t the reason for them to become hoodlums. There’s unemployment everywhere in the world. I schooled in the UK, and there were unemployed youth there. They didn’t become hoodlums.

Instead of the youths of Nigeria…you’re a graduate, instead of becoming a hoodlum, why not become a tiler and build a brand.

They (Nigerian youths) are high on drugs all the time, most of them. They go to social media to do all sorts of things.” she said.

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