Yahoo boys are now role models - Says Diezani (Read Details)


Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has noted that societal values have disintegrated to the extent that online fraudsters, otherwise known as Yahoo boys, have become role models in the Nigerian society.

This was disclosed by Diezani while delivering a lecture at a virtual event, which was also attended by her former boss, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday.

Speaking at the event organised by the Ijaw National Development Group, Diezani stressed the need for mentorship of Ijaw youths.

The videos were posted on Twitter by blogger, Jackson Ude, who is also the publisher of Point Blank News.

However, the former minister added that; The ones that have swag, the Yahoo Yahoo boys, as my son would say; these, in short, are the role models they are looking at. And these are the ones that reinforce negative societal norms and values.

Further noted that; this is a travesty of an unfolding tragedy for us. Why have I spent time talking about fatherless homes and the impact they have on our children? Because the real fact of the matter is that an irresponsible boy tends to become an irresponsible man and it is therefore a vicious cycle. And if you plant yam, you cannot harvest plantain.

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