A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says fraudsters, ‘Yahoo boys’ have become role models in Nigerian society as societal values in the country have disintegrated.
Diezani said this on Friday, while delivering a lecture at a virtual event which was also attended by her former boss, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.
Diezani Alison-Madueke 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.”
“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.
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Former Petroleum Minister, Dieziani Alison-Madueke, Speaking on Fatherhood, and making a case for Ijaw Women’s voice to heard, praised GEJ for the numbers of women during his administration. Pt 5 pic.twitter.com/OrI4rEuq0P
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