A video making the rounds on social media shows the moment Lagos legislator, Desmond Elliot called for a ‘change in narrative’ as regards the way some unruly behavior is displayed on social media.
In the video, the Actor-turned-Lawmaker called on the youth to get into Government if they are tired.
Recall that it was reported earlier that the lawmaker was dragged on Twitter by Nigerians for allegedly supporting an anti-social media bill.
In the heat of the Twitter backlash, the thespian quickly took to Instagram and denied the allegation of being one of those pushing for an anti-social media bill to stifle free speech.
Reacting to the lawmaker’s denial of the allegation, a Twitter influencer and medical doctor, Dr Olufunmilayo challenged him to let the whole world see the video of what he said about social media regulation.
Recall Nigerian music heavyweight, Davido had also reacted to the said news, wherein he agreed that Desmond Elliot is a proof that a youth could be President and still fail Nigerians.
Well, Nigerians have finally dug out video of the lawmaker speaking about the need to do something about social media before it ruins Nigeria.
“In the next five years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now”, he said in the video.
He also complained bitterly about how children cursed politicians on social media without iota of respect. “Culture has gone”, he lamented.
He also seized the opportunity to plead with Nigerian celebrities, social media influencers and motivational speakers to “tune down on the hate narrative.”
See video below;
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. Few days ago, Lagos state lawmaker representing Surulere constituency, Desmond Elliot, was called out on Twitter for allegedly pushing for an anti-social media bill. The Nollywood actor turned politician however denied the allegations. Nigerians have since insisted that he should post the video of him during the said plenary session he spoke about social media. Reluctant to post the video, Nigerians have now dug out a video evidence of the lawmaker calling for social media regulation in a recent Lagos state House of Assembly plenary session. Follow @wazobiagossip for more exclusive news updates #wizkid #davido #burnaboy #EndSARS #endpolicebrutality #Laycon