Chairman, House Committee on the Environment, Lagos State Assembly Desmond Elliot has taken the coronavirus campaign to his Surulere constituency with support from the Nollywood family.
Naija News Understands that the Nollywood star and lawmaker, Desmond Elliot, drew the ire of his followers on Instagram after he posted a photo showing the measures his constituents are taking in the fight against COVID-19.
“So we constructed a makeshift cleansing mechanism, where passerby’s or people entering streets could wash their hands with soap and water and also sanitize before entering the streets -pilot works can be seen in these areas. It was located across the environments.
“Olodeokuta, Ojuelegba both sides, love garden, Hugan Bassy, Masha bus stop, Shirts bus stop, Adelabu, Iponri, Bode Thomas and Ishaga road,” wrote Mr Elliot, who represents Surulere Constituency 1 in the Lagos House of Assembly.
Meanwhile, the Nollywood actor turned politician, was mocked by several Nigerians over his ‘makeshift cleansing’ project in Surulere, the constituency he represents in Lagos State House of Assembly.
Below is the post and the reactions that followed.
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So we constructed a makeshift cleansing mechanism, where passerby’s or people entering streets could wash their hands with soap and water and also sanitize before entering the streets -pilot works can be seen in these areas It was located across the environments. Olodeokuta, Ojuelegbe both sides, love garding, Hugan Bassy, Masha bus stop, Shirts bus stop, Adelabu, Iponri, Bode Thomas and ishaga road
Total disgrace to politics. In all his years in politics, I’ve never seen or heard him do any tangible thing. He better return to Movie Production full-time
— Ezekiel Son Of Ojo (@HEYZEEKEL) April 1, 2020
Last year Desmond Elliot commissioned a public toilet, now he has built water for users to wash their hands.
We love an actor with continuity pic.twitter.com/AuxQ2creKN
— The Igbo Wolf (@TheIgboWolf) April 1, 2020
It is obvious those lovely films from Desmond Elliot may not actually be created by him. Menh if he could come up with this nonsense idea man is a scam. Except it is a case of if you can’t beat them you will join them in politics. Even bubu can do better than this.
Baba Suwe pic.twitter.com/UolHIm0SXZ
— Fighting4Humanity (@Voice0fhope) April 1, 2020
I usually dont do this but can Desmond Elliot stop disgracing the youths with these acts of his. What is all these nau? pic.twitter.com/Q7837kYDef
— Sanni of Lagos (@tasleemsanni) April 1, 2020
No matter how expose, sound and diligent you are, once your go into politics your IQ of reasoning go from 100-0 real quick.
Ask honorable Desmond Elliot pic.twitter.com/Izsye710sy
— West Gains (@westernerz) April 1, 2020
However, despite several backlashes from Nigerians who reacted to photos of the project of the lawmaker which was described it as an “embarrassment”. some other Nigerians praised the Actor cum lawmaker for his beautiful initiative and defended him with a proof that he did other laudable projects.here are the tweets below
Twitter is full of negativity mehn, people just want to make fun of everything for the sake of likes and Rt.
Here are pictures of Desmond Elliot sharing food stuffs to people in his constituency, so because he made mobile taps you people are dragging him. Nawa ooh pic.twitter.com/CWqKuPmq3c
— TROPHY BOY (@mjay_vii) April 1, 2020
“Who did we offend in this country sef?” – Nigerians react to Desmond Elliot cleansing mechanism.
Y did some Nigerians r not grateful of little things and y did some politicians r too stingy at times? pic.twitter.com/eRF57K1WpH
— Cedar (@chnazor) April 2, 2020
Well, Desmond Elliot also did this too nice one still ….we need more of this from all our representatives across all board! pic.twitter.com/GETazgTh40
— Osirmah (@osirmah) April 1, 2020
Cos that was not necessary at all, looking at the lockdown, who needs alll that during a lockdown? Who goes out? Well I still came back to post what he did that I felt was a great move too and more necessary at this point.
— Osirmah (@osirmah) April 1, 2020