Nollywood actor now politician, Desmond Elliot, has incurred the wrath of Nigerian youth as he called for social media regulations on the floor of parliament today.
As if that was not enough, he faced the backlash from aggrieved youth on social media by asking them to get into Government if they are tired.
In his words Desmond Elliot 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.
Outspoken OBO who was obviously disappointed in the former entertainer shared his thought saying;
“Desmond Elliot just destroyed all the precious child hood memories he gave us in movies ….”