‘Yahoo Boys Are Now The New Role Models In Nigeria’ – Diezani Madueke
The former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has indicated that the new role models in Nigeria are internet fraudsters (Yahoo Boys).
She made this known in a recent lecture organized by the Ijaw National Development Group. In her submission, 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.
It affects not only our homes and our cultural and traditional values and structure but it permeates the very strength of our regional economy as well.
The consistent hard work and mental vigor needed to build a solid regional economic base in the Niger Delta becomes completely eroded.”