By Deborah Kotei
Actor turned politician, Desmond Elliot, has been trending on Twitter for over 2 days after inaugurating a toilet in his constituency in Surulere, Lagos, on Thursday.
While inaugurating the project, Elliot said, “Commissioning (sic) of a public bio-fuel toilet in Love Garden field, Surulere, Lagos which was facilitated by Hon Elliot. It was donated by Ladi Lawanson, the Commissioner for Transportation.
“This isn’t just a building neither is it just a toilet but one that converts waste to manure so nothing is wasted as we keep the environment clean. Sincere thanks and gratitude goes to Ladi Lawanson for making the bio-fuel toilet a reality. Thanks to the Australian Government for sponsoring the project.”
The Nollywood Actor also took to Instagram and wrote: “Commissioning of public BIOFIL TOILET @lovegarden field Surulere Lagos which was“Facilitated by Hon Elliott “Donated by Hon. Ladi Lawanson Commissioner For Transportation Lagos State “Commissioned By: Hon Desmond Olusola Elliott Member Lagos State House Of Assembly Surulere Constituency 1 Today Wed 20th Feb 2019.
“Sincere thanks and gratitude goes to Hon Com Ladi Lawanson for making this Biofil toilet a reality. The Australian government for sponsoring the project. Bar Iraboh for making it happen. Entire Gbaja community especially the CDA chairman Alh Seriki for the land and being an example to us all the entire Surulere.”
However, Elliot, who is a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, was accused of doing too little for his constituents as his followers asked him if constructing toilets was the best he could do in his four years in office.
Some of his followers said Elliot’s action showed that youths may not necessarily perform better than the older politicians when voted into office.
Moments after the news broke, Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to blast the lawmaker.