- An undergraduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife (OAU) has given reasons why he thinks Yahoo boys are blessings to Nigeria rather than a problem
- According to the young man, the nation has these internet fraudsters to thank for saving Nigeria from going into recession
- Using southwest cities as a case study, he explained how their luxury lifestyle is rubbing off well on the nation's gross per capita income
Contrary to what the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and economic experts may think, Yahoo boys have been a blessing to Nigeria, a student has defended.
The unidentified student made his stance known while speaking on the question 'is yahoo yahoo an economic lifeline or lifewire?'
The student who spoke articulately explained that the flamboyant lifestyles of the internet fraudsters are responsible for the increase in Nigeria's gross per capita income.
He said the gross per capita income increase is what has saved the country from collapse.
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In his words:
"In a country like Nigeria, the standard living of yahoo yahoo boys has helped save the country from recession.
"Because, according to findings, in most southwest cities, yahoo yahoo boys actually dominate the best estate, they use the most expensive cars, they buy luxuries and from the top-notch boutiques because they have a lot of money to share about.
"With this, our gross per capita income has been able to increase, thereby saving our economy from collapse."
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Netizens were divided on the man's opinion
A video capturing the moment the student made the statements has got many talking.
"It's morally and humanely wrong but the truth remains that Nigeria will be in ruins if this thing wasn't in existence financially ,some family will b reeking in poverty....I am not for it and am also not against it.. the county has given no hope for the poor.."
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"Efcc already teaming up and putting on their red uniforms for a fresh hunt for this preacher."
"Yahoo is cr!minal offence and no objection or injection or subjection is qualify enough to validate it to making an positive impact to the society at large."
"Where is the lie. As bad as yahoo is. If not for yahoo dem for don sell Nigeria Tay Tay. This year wey dem boys no see money collect again. He don affect economy immediately."
"If you think it’s a joke ask me why federal government end up compensating you with some Naira after a dollar transaction but say no to fraud sha."
Pastor David Ibiyeomie had laid curses on Yahoo boys and policemen
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Salvation Ministries Pastor David Ibiyeomie had laid curses on Yahoo boys.
Pastor Ibiyeomie also cursed policemen who collect money to release Yahoo boys anytime they are arrested.
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Speaking during the church's annual Glory Reign Program in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, the pastor said:
"And let me tell all these Yahoo Boys: Stop! You can't be frauding people every day. Stop! Listen, I'm a man of God. Stop! You kill people every day. When you Yahoo, it's stealing. Don't quote it anyhow. Most people, all their retirement benefits, you take for once. And people die. I curse it in the name of Jesus."