A former Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has noted that the society has lost its value to the extent that internet fraudsters have become role models in Nigeria.
The former Minister made the submission while delivering a lecture at a virtual event organized by the Ijaw National Development Group where she stressed the need for mentorship for youths.
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. 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.”
The former minister added, “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.”
However, after the video of her presentation went viral on social media, many Nigerians have taken to the micro-blogging site to attack her, alleging that she is also corrupt and has no moral right to talk about youths been corrupt or having ‘yahoo boys’ as role models.
It will be recalled that allegations of corruption have been levelled against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
See what people have been saying after her video presentation:
— Usman Fintech (@suleyy6) August 10, 2020
Diezani madueke is the real hushmummy. Inspired Billions.
A legend. G.O.A.T pic.twitter.com/dPt0BF2AnO
— CHESKY (@tweetsofchesky) August 10, 2020
Hushmummy, another fugitive, criticised Yahoo Yahoo Boys. The audacity, boldness and temerity. Because there are no serious consequences for looting the Nigerian treasury.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) August 10, 2020
Diezani….the Hushmummy and Yahoo Role model of Nigerian Society….wow #Diezani
— iamericotinz (@ericotinz) August 10, 2020
Let's pretend we don't know 😊😊😊.
Let's be nice for the mean while. 😎
— FIRST_OFFICER (@3bood021) August 10, 2020
Efribodi comman see ooooo.
Diezani Alison-Madueke talking something I can't understand about yahoo yahoo. 😂😂 @bosun1264 @ishakaa @DrOlusesan @olusogaowoeye @StephenIkechuk4 @trolls_queen @fash360degree @the_davidatta @wFalabede @jeffphilips1 @iyaboawokoya @DOlusegun @golayiwole pic.twitter.com/xRgyE4bYaW
— Otunba Rick O. Oladele – SWAGA 2023 (@ricc13) August 10, 2020
HushMummy preaching against criminality 🥺🥺😭😩.
Who really did this thing to us?
— Jemima (@JemimaOsunde) August 10, 2020
If not for the way NIGERIA Judicial System have been serially raped and abused…Former Minister Dieziani would be giving this comment from the correctional facility…same person that was profiled to have terminal aliment by the executive Yahoo Journalist… https://t.co/m2H0blEv7c
— Olupitan Oluwamuyiwa (@muskainoh1) August 10, 2020
Wait a minute, Diezani is bashing Yahoo boys?
A whole Hushmummy.
Definitely some #MondayMotivaton
— BadMan Cyph (@SteveCypha) August 10, 2020
— Big Ben (@BenBinAudu) August 10, 2020
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