Nigerians Rain Curses On Desmond Elliot Over Call For Social Media Regulation [Video]

Desmond Elliot is under attack by Nigerian youths after a video of him addressing social media issues surfaced online.

Desmond Elliot, the lawmaker representing Surulere at the Lagos State House of Assembly, has incur the wrath of Nigerians after he was seen in a leaked video sponsoring a bill to regulate social media in the country.

Nigerians Rain Curses On Desmond Elliot Over Call For Social Media Regulation [Video] 1

KanyiDaily recalls that Desmond Elliot had denied the accusation that he was pushing for a bill to regulate and control speech on social media at the Lagos State house of assembly.

However, two days after his denial, a video has emerged showing him talking about how Nigerian youths and celebrities misuse the importance of social media.

According to him, the use of social media by Nigerian youths, influencers and celebrities played a huge role in the recent violence that took place after the #EndSARS protest.

The lawmaker stated that social media has more negative impact because of how Nigerian youths, who he discribed as “children”, insult and curse government officials.

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Sighting how hoodlums looted malls and destroyed the Oba palace in Lagos, the 46-year-old lawmaker urged the government to do something about social media, else there will be no Nigeria in the next five years.

“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.

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“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,” he said.

Watch the video below:

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Desmond Elliot has come under severe and fierce criticism on Twitter for describing Nigerian youths as “Children”, and his comments on the social media regulation.

KanyiDaily recalls that Desmond Elliot had also openly declared that the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu is his godfather.

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