When they say “Boys are not smiling” this term can be likened to Nigerians right now after Diezani Allison Madueke criticized Yahoo boys
Now Incase you don’t know who She is, Allison was the former Minister of Petroleum under Goodluck Jonathan Administration
Diezani has been tried in the past for her several fraudulent crimes
But she later escaped being jailed due to her health conditions as she was confirmed to have cancer
Now this advise coming from her to Yahoo boys is something really rich
As many believe Diezani is not in the right place to advise anyone
The former minister while speaking on a virtual meeting attended by her former boss said that Nigerian system has so degenerated to the extent
that Nigerian youths now look up to internet fraudster popularly known as ”Yahoo Yahoo’ boys as their role models.
Speakin further, Diezani said and we quote;
“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.”
During her speech, Diezani also emphasized the need for youths to imbibe the culture of hard work
as there are no shortcuts to progressing in life.
”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 Also build a greater nation of successful Ijaw men and women.” Diezani said
Watch the video of her speaking below.
Reacting to this, many Nigerians have taken to social media to condemn the former minister
See their reactions below;
See reactions below.