Don't be distracted by Yahoo boys, Osinbajo tells youths

Don't be distracted by Yahoo boys, Osinbajo tells youths
Yemi OsinbajoYabaleft online

Vice-President,Yemi Osinbajo, has urged Nigerian youths not to get distracted by internet fraudsters notoriously chirstened 'Yahoo boys'.

Osinbajo made the statement during the first convocation lecture delivered at Kola Daisi university in Ibadan, Oyo state.

The vice president told youths in his lecture to immense themselves in various programmes established by the Federal Government and the Central Bank of Nigeria to support young entrepreneurs and other Nigerians.

He also stressed the need to embrace integrity and character in order to excel in life.

In his words, ”Don’t be distracted by the yahoo yahoo boys that are coming up one day with fancy cars. Their days are always numbered. They will go to jail one day. The point, of course, is that what is the point of making money when you can’t sleep well at night. The point is that all of the examples I’ve given, not one of them has wealthy parents. All of them did most, if not all, their education here in Nigeria.

“So, it is important for us to bear in mind that a Nigerian education is an important credential because you understand the terrain and you understand the law of the land. But you must find out about the support that is available either from the private sector or public sector. For example, the Federal Government has established a N75 billion National Youth Investment Fund. This provides financial support for small businesses in any field.

”The Central Bank of Nigeria has also established the creative sector funds, mainly for youth people in technology and entertainment. There is also the new programme called Investing in Digital and Creative Enterprises with over $600 million to support young technology and creative entrepreneurs and other entrepreneurs through the provision of finance, skill development and infrastructure.”

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