A video of Desmond Elliot speaking on the negative impact of social media at the Lagos State House of Assembly has been made public.
Days ago, social media influencer, Dr Olufunmilayo had stated that the Lagos State House of Assembly “is developing a bill to regulate and control speech on social media” and that Desmond Elliot “is said to be one of those pushing it”.
Desmond Elliot released a video denying this allegation.
Dr Olufunmilayo hit back, asking Desmond Elliot to release evidence of what he truly said (read here).
A video of Desmond’s statement at the House of Assembly has now been made public. It shows him calling on the speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly to “address certain things” like “the Nigerian youth, the social media, the social influencers.”
He added: “All of these are making the narratives that we are seeing today. Except we’re joking with ourselves. Social media, though good, has its negative impacts.”
He expressed concerns about the way Nigerian youths curse on social media.
The former actor turned politician said: “When I went through the comment, 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?”
He continued: “Mr Speaker, in the next five years, Nigerian is gone if we don’t start now.”
Watch the video below.