A former Minister of Petroleum Resources , Diezani Alison-Madueke , says societal values have disintegrated to the extent that online fraudsters , otherwise known as Yahoo boys , have become role models in the Nigerian society .
Diezani said this while delivering a lecture at a virtual event , which was also attended by her former boss , ex -President Goodluck Jonathan , on Friday.
Speaking at the event organised by the Ijaw National Development Group , Diezani stressed the need for mentorship of Ijaw youths.
The videos were posted on Twitter by blogger, Jackson Ude , who is also the publisher of Point Blank News.
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 .
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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 . ”
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