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Diezani says Yahoo boys have become role models in Nigeria

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A former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke has raised concern over the bad influence of internet fraudsters – Diezani made her concerns known when speaking at a virtual event organized by the Ijaw national development group – The former minister pointed out that an irresponsible boy will end up becoming an irresponsible man , the former minister has said internet fraudsters, also known as Yahoo boys, have become role models in Nigerian society. Diezani reportedly made the statement when speaking at a virtual event organised by the Ijaw national development group on Friday, August 7. Diezani Alison-Madueke says Yahoo boys have become role models in Nigeria “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,” the former minister said. Nigerian striker scores 2 goals to help top European club stretch their unbeaten run to 9 games Jackson Ude, the publisher of Point Blank News, posted the video of Diezani speaking at the event. In the video, Diezani stated that an irresponsible boy will end up becoming an irresponsible man, noting that such an occurrence has become a vicious cycle. The former minister pointed out that societal values have collapsed mainly because of weak family bonds caused by broken homes. She said there are no shortcuts to progressing in life, adding that only hard work could guarantee success. 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,” the former minister said. 

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