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Being Unemployed In Nigeria Is No Excuse For Violence And Drug Abuse – Mojisola Macaulay

Mojisola Alli Macaulay

Mojisola Alli Macaulay

Lagos lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin constituency 1 of Lagos State, Mojisola Alli-Macaulay has come out to say that most Nigerian youths are high on drugs all the time.

She revealed this during a plenary at the Lagos State House of Assembly while speaking on looting and destruction of properties that followed Endsars protest in Lagos.

According to her, it is important for the National Orientation Agency to be very active with its responsibilities to change the attitude of the youths because things keep getting out of hand.

She added that she schooled in the UK and the young ones who are employed here do not resort to violence and drugs to enjoy their lives.

His words, “The National Orientation Agency needs to get 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 all the time, most of them. They go to social media and say all sorts of things. I’m even scared to give my young children phones because I am scared of what they may see on social media. It is that bad.”

“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 the young people look within themselves, look for their talents? Even if you are a graduate, what stops you from being a designer or a professional tile man and make a brand of it? There is no excuse for being a hoodlum.”

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The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is a Nigerian Police Force unit under the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Anthony Ogbizi. Since 2012, SARS has come under controversy for being linked to acts of extortion, torture, framing and blackmail.

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad was founded in 1992 by former police commissioner Simeon Danladi Midenda. The major reason SARS was formed was when Col. Rindam, a Nigerian Army Colonel was killed by police officers at a checkpoint in Lagos.

SARS is one of the 14 units in the Force Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department which was established to detain, investigate and prosecute people involved in crimes like armed robbery, kidnapping and other forms of crimes.

During its formation the Special Anti-Robbery Squad was known to operate covertly. SARS operatives were not allowed to wear police uniform, publicly carry guns or have walkie-talkies. They were given unmarked vehicles with sometimes no license plates or private plate numbers during duty.


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