In a recent interview with Punch, Veteran Nollywood actress, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett slammed the alarming rate of of child marriages in Nigeria while also revealing she is not happy with the way things are going in Nigeria..
‘There is a level of mental illness in this country that nobody has recognised yet. It is not everybody that you see walking on the streets that is sane. How sane can a man be if he is taking a nine or 14-year-old girl for a wife? Is that person sane?’.
As the saying goes, power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. That is what we are seeing now. We need to find our moral compass because we have lost it totally. If we don’t find our moral compass, things would not change for the better.’
The 75 year old legendary actress went on to air her frustrations on how our leaders have looted the country and how ministers and senators use young university girls for their enjoyment.
“You see a situation where people drive against traffic in Nigeria and get away with it, why would you not have everyone go haywire? Why would you not find people defiling young girls? When ministers have meetings and they go to the universities to traffic our girls for their entertainment, how do you think our society is going to be well and orderly if these are the people leading our society? Nobody is thinking about what they can put into the country; instead they are looking for what they can take out of the country. That is what our leaders have done, they have looted the country,”