Former minister of Pertroleum, Diezani Alison-Madueke has lamented the degrade in societal values. In a video posted online on Sunday, she was speaking at a virtual conference organised by an umbrella body of Ijaw cultural associations, the Ijaw Development Group (INDG).
According to her, internet fraudsters have become role models in the society and continue to reinforce negative norms and values.
“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,” she said. “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 coco-yam, you cannot harvest plantain.”
Reacting to this, Popular Nigerian singer, Falz in a post on Instagram didn’t take her opinion lightly as he referred to her as a yahoo yahoo girl.
“You are on the run, but your mouth still dey run. Who be yahoo yahoo girl if no be you?”