Monday, August 10, 2020

Here is What former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke said about ‘yahoo boys’

Diezani Alison-Madueke former minister for petroleum resources, has said that ‘yahoo boys’ are now role models for Nigeria youths

She made the statement on Friday, 7 August, while delivering a lecture at a virtual event that includes Formal President Goodluck Jonathan.

Furthermore, She attributed that the present Nigerian system is the cause of this  generation situation.

To the extent that yahoo boys, who commit cybercrime are now the role models for young people in the country.

She 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.”

She went further by saying:“There are no shortcuts to working your way up the ladder of life. Progressing in life, in work and relationships, marital or otherwise, is always dependent on consistent effort and hard work.

As we create more responsible young men, we will generate more responsible fathers which will, in turn, engender a more sustainable society and build a greater nation of successful Ijaw men and women.”

Nigerians have now reacted to the speech, saying that Alison-Madueke should be the last person to say something like that, describing her as,“our very ownYahooAlumni Alison Madueke, the real OG AgbaYahoo”.

The former minister is currently under investigation and in the middle of several court cases for allegedly embezzling funds while she served as minister during the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

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