- 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
A former minister of petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke 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.
“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.
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.
Legit.ng recalls the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alleged that the Diezani stole $2.5 billion from the Nigerian government, an allegation that she denied.
The anti-graft agency said it has been trying to extradite Diezani back to Nigeria from the UK where she relocated to shortly before former President Goodluck Jonathan handed over to President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
In another news, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the former minister of petroleum, Diezani Alison-Maudeke, to appear before it and answer to a money laundering charge filed against her by the EFCC.
The Nation reports that while ruling on an ex-parte motion, the presiding judge, Justice Ijeoma Ojkukwu, ordered the issuance of summons on Diezani for her to attend court for the purpose of her arraignment on the charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/208/2018.
Legit.ng gathered that to ensure that Diezani, who is believed to be now in the United Kingdom (UK) was aware of the invitation, Justice Ojukwu ordered that the court’s summons should be published on the website of the EFCC and a national daily in a conspicuous manner.
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