Nigerian politician, Diezani Alison-Madueke, has expressed regret on the fact that societal values have disintegrated to the extent that online fraudsters have become role models in Nigerian society.
The former Minister of Transport said this while delivering a lecture at a virtual event which was also attended by her former boss, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday.
The videos were shared on Twitter by blogger, Jackson Ude.
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 4 pic.twitter.com/1LCNDgoYbT
— Jackson Ude (@jacksonpbn) August 9, 2020
The 59-year-old, who is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, for alleged fraud running into billions of dollars, 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.”