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Desmond Elliot has apologized after addressing Nigerians youths as ‘Children’ during a plenary session at the Lagos State House of Assembly last week.

In a viral video that captured the Surulere lawmaker’s submission on the Lagos carnage, he addressed the youths as children and opined that social media was used to fuel the carnage.

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Nigerians on social media have been dragging him since for his comment.

In a statement he released on his Twitter handle, the actor on Thursday, apologized for his choice of words during the deliberation. According to him, he did not mean to be insensitive.

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“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.

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

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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. End.”

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