Desmond Elliot Apologises For Calling Nigerian Youths CHILDREN

Desmond Elliot Apologises For Calling Nigerian Youths CHILDREN

 

 

 

Nollywood actor and Lagos lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has apologized for calling Nigerian youths CHILDREN after he received bashing from different individuals.

The lawmaker was dragged after the video of him calling the youths CHILDREN was leaked online today.
Desmond while speaking on the House floor and addressing the speaker spoke about how ‘rude’ and ‘destructive’ the youths were during the protests and demanded something be done about it now, or else, there might be no Nigeria in 5 years’ time.
However, he has admitted making a ”mistake” and said he allowed his emotions to get the better part of him.

Read his apology below:

I have read your honest feedback& suggestions& I sincerely apologize for addressing the youth as “Children.

I did not mean to be insensitive with this, it was borne out of the magnitude of destruction&looting of businesses I witnessed when I went on a tour of my constituency.

I saw women crying and my constituent members distraught as a result of the damages inflicted on their source of livelihood. I was moved by this while giving my submission on the floor of the House.

I allowed my emotions get the better of me and for this I apologize to everyone my earlier statements may have hurt.

Please, understand that even the best of us make mistakes. This is why, moving forward, I ask that we all try to engage constructively on the issues that affect all of us. I promise to do the same.

The pain that I feel for my constituents, the calls for assistance that I continue to get, and the need to mitigate against further destruction and violence will continue to drive my engagements and my work.

I thank you all for expressing your views, and in the future, I promise to be more conscious and aware. Together, we will build a better Nigeria.”