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Nigerians react as former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke says ‘yahoo boys’ are now role models

The former minister for petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has said that ‘yahoo boys’ are now role models for the youths in Nigeria.┬á

She added that this situation was caused by the generation of the Nigerian system to the extent that yahoo boys, who commit cybercrime are now the role models for young people in the country.

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.

She made the statement on Friday, 7 August, while delivering a lecture at a virtual event that her former boss, Goodluck Jonathan was also a part of.

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.”

Watch her speak below:

Well, 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 own Yahoo Alumni Alison Madueke, the real OG Agba Yahoo”.

See some reactions below:

Simbiat
Simbiat Haroun studied Computer Science at the University of Lagos. She enjoys doing research and spends most of her time reading. She can be contacted at simbiat@sidomexuniversal.com.

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