Diezani Alison-Madueke, former Minister for Petroleum Resources has said that internet fraudsters, also known as ‘Yahooboys’ have now become role models in the society.
The former minister made this statement while delivering a lecture at a virtual event organised by the Ijaw National Development Group, with the ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan in attendance.
“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. These are the ones that reinforce negative societal norms and values.
“This is a travesty of an unfolding tragedy for us. Why have I spent time talking about fatherless homes and the impact it has on our children? The truth of the matter is that an irresponsible boy tends to become an irresponsible man and it is therefore a vicious cycle. If you plant yam, you cannot harvest plantain.”