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VIDEO: Yahoo Boys Have Become The Role Models Of Nigerian Youths - ex-Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke


Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has said the Nigerian youths now look up to internet fraudster popularly known as ''Yahoo Yahoo' boys as their role models.

The Minister who is being investigated and tried in several courts cases for alleged financial frauds, disclosed this while delivering a lecture at a virtual event which was also attended by her former boss, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday August 7.

The former minister said

“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.”

The Minister further emphasized the need for youths to imbibe the culture of hard work as there are no shortcuts to progressing in life.

Watch the video of her speaking below.

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