Godwin Obaseki, the governor of Edo state, has stated that Internet fraudsters known as Yahoo boys must be extremely bright to engage in such illicit operations, and that efforts must be made to retrain their minds for positive and legitimate purposes.
Governor Obaseki, speaking at a state-wide education town hall gathering on Friday, February 19, said:
“I am concerned. Cyber fraud and Yahoo culture are big issues. I am calling on everyone to please send as much information as you can to my office.
On Monday, I am going to see the chairman of EFCC. I am not condemning those involved. There must be a reason why that culture has become so prolific in Edo state. We must find the root cause and address them as we did in the days of trafficking.
Let’s see how we can correct it because these children must be very brilliant. The kind of things they do, how they hack into other people’s accounts. How do we re-direct that thinking into something more positive?”
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