Social media has widened out with reaction in regards to the recent statement made by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources about the renowned fraudulent internet scheme known as ‘Yahoo Yahoo’.
Former Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke is currently receiving heats from Nigerians on social media following the emergence of a video that shows her condemning internet fraudsters.
In the video, the former Minister of Petroleum Resources condemned those in illegal cyber businesses. She also questioned the ethic values of Nigerian youths, slamming them for adopting yahoo boys as role models. Diezani reportedly made the statement when speaking at a virtual event organised by the Ijaw national development group on Friday, August 7, 2020.
Speaking on the issue Diezani 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.”
VIDEO | A former Nigerian Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, says societal values have collapsed to the extent that online fraudsters popularly known as ‘Yahoo Boys’ have become role models in Nigeria
— SIGNAL News Global (@thesignalng) August 9, 2020
However, her attempt to address the glorification of internet fraudsters by Nigerians and their growing involvement in cyber-related crimes backfired greatly as people were quick to remind her of her own unclean record.
Diezani famously fled the country in the twilight of President Goodluck Jonathan‘s administration in 2015 while under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for alleged fraud running into billions of dollars. She remains in exile abroad.
One of such people to call out the former minister waa singer Falz who referred to her as a “Yahoo girl” on Instagram.
See for yourself below:
See normally I would laugh but this is so ridiculous. This lady must have lost her damn mind to come online and spew this nonsense. How are you different from a fraudster ma? She actually has no shame, which is sadly common for a lot of our (present and past) politicians. pic.twitter.com/J4aLgKjjpQ
— Toolz O.D (@ToolzO) August 10, 2020
"Hushmummy is angry with her hushchildren, who are probably outdoing her performance in the field of hushdealings😂"
— Aproko Trends (@TAproko) August 10, 2020
Diezani on Yahoo Boys; great message, so take the message and leave the messenger, since the message ≠ the messenger!
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) August 10, 2020
Nigerians reactions when they are watching Diezani Alison-Madueke Yahoo Yahoo Video 😂😅 pic.twitter.com/gEW0hALQvZ
— ABDULMUTOLEEB (@Oye440) August 10, 2020
— P.M. NEWS (@pmnewsnigeria) August 10, 2020
''How are you different from a fraudster ma?'' Toolz tackles Diezani Alison-Madueke over her comment on Yahoo Yahoo boys. pic.twitter.com/dLxOZOZBTR
— Naija (@Naija_PR) August 10, 2020
If Diezani Alison-Madueke really wants to pontificate about how the growing acceptance of 'Yahoo Boys' is "a travesty of an unfolding tragedy for us", I'd sincerely like her to fly into Nigeria after the airspace lockdown to say it to us physically.
Do it with your chest, madam.
— 'Fisayo Soyombo (@fisayosoyombo) August 10, 2020
Our country is beyond repair at this rate. Diezani who has stolen billions and has the bloody balls to give a speech on how Yahoo boys are destroying Nigeria . And she knows she can do this and nothing will happen to her because our government is weak! And joke .
— Bolanle Olukanni (@bolanleolukanni) August 10, 2020
Who invited Diezani to speak on moral values? Was it an attempt to ridicule her or it’s just a case of sycophancy? Why this is disturbing is, one day she’s going to stand on a podium and offer this advice, and be cheered by the country she once robbed.pic.twitter.com/Kegwucx5GI
— Gimba Kakanda (@gimbakakanda) August 10, 2020
Diezani a legend who did no wrong.
— BJB The Showman🎙 (@OriginalShowman) August 10, 2020
If only we can take a break from Diezani’s monstrous LOOT (that GOD must punish her for) for 2secs and just pay a tiny tinee attention to the message. Just 2secs
— OSHOMAh (@JohnNetworQ) August 10, 2020
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