Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says online fraudsters are the role model youths look up today today in society, as she discussed on the importance of mentorship.
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Diezani said this while delivering a lecture at a virtual event organized by the Ijaw National Development Group, on Friday.
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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.
“This is a travesty of an unfolding tragedy for us. Why have I spent time talking about fatherless homes and the impact they have 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.”