Hushmummy: Yahoo Boys Have Become Role Models – Diezani Alison

Hushmummy: Yahoo Boys Have Become Role Models – Diezani Alison

A former Nigerian Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, refer to as hushmummy by Nigerian observed that culture has lost its integrity to the degree that internet fraudsters in Nigeria have become role model.

The former minister made the submission while lecturing at a virtual event organized by the Ijaw National Development Group, where she stressed the need for youth mentorship.

She 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.”

Diezani Alison 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 her presentation’s video went viral on social media, several Nigerians took to the micro-blogging site to attack her, saying she is also corrupt and has no moral right to speak about youth being corrupt or getting yahoo boys as role models.

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It must be recalled that Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has levelled accusations of corruption against her.

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