Diezani Alison-Madueke, Nigeria’s Former Petroleum Resources Minister, has lamented that cyber criminals are the scum of the Nigerian society, as they reinforce negative societal behaviours and values in Nigeria.
Delivering a lecture at a virtual event on fatherhood and Ijaw women participation in politics, Diezani stated that these internet fraudsters are a shame and a tragedy to the country.
“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,” Diezani stated.
Watch a shared video clip of her lecture below;