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Diezani Attacks Yahoo Boys, Says They’ve Become Role Models In Nigeria

by Amadu Victor
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OYOGist.com has learned that the former Nigerian minister for Diezani Alison Madueke, who relocated to United Kingdom since 2015 following criminal allegations and investigations from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), recently criticised Internet fraudsters popularly known as “Yahoo boys”.

Diezani who is still being investigated by EFCC for alleged fraud involving billions of Dollars spoke at a virtual event put together by Ijaw National Development Group. During criticized Yahoo boys for becoming role models in the Nigerian society.

Speaking at a virtual even which was attended by her former boss, Ex-Nigerian president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Diezani 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.


She added, “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 further encouraged Nigerians to work their way up as, “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.”, she said.

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