Desmond Elliot apologises for addressing Nigerian youths as children


Lagos lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has apologised for addressing Nigerian youths as children while pushing for social media regulation in Nigeria.

Earlier on Thursday, October 29, 2020, Pulse published a video of the lawmaker reacting to the recent looting and destruction of properties in Lagos during a plenary session at the Lagos State House of Assembly. 

While speaking on the floor of the House, the actor turned politician pushed for social media regulation, saying Nigerian celebrities and social media influencers promote hate speech in the country.

Elliot said he didn’t believe that ‘children’ on social media could be bold enough to curse and insult their leaders following the Lekki shooting incident on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.

The video in which he called on celebrities and social media influencers in Nigeria to stop fueling hatred has however gone viral as many Nigerians and celebrities dragged him on Twitter.

The lawmaker, who recently posted a video to debunk the claim that he was pushing for social media regulation, also called on the Lagos State Government to act urgently to subdue the narrative on social media.