Former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke has lamented over ‘Yahoo Yahoo Boys’ in Nigeria.
She 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”.
“The new trend is a travesty of an unfolding tragedy for the country, an irresponsible boy will certainly develop into an irresponsible man. There are no shortcuts to progressing in life, only hard work can guarantee success.”
“It affects not only our homes and our cultural and traditional values and structure but it permeates the very strength of our regional economy as well.”
“The consistent hard work and mental vigour needed to build a solid regional economic base in the Niger Delta becomes completely eroded.”