Nigerian rapper, Falz has reacted to Former Minister of Petroleum, Allison Diezani remark on how “Yahoo Yahoo” is affecting the nation.
Diezani Alison-Madueke, fled Nigeria for the U.K as soon as Jonathan lost the 2015 election to Muhammadu Buhari. The political figure has continued to evade arrest and prosecution for alleged corruption back home and several attempts by the EFCC to trigger an extradition treaty with the UK and have Diezani return home for a trial have proved abortive.
In a recent event which was conducted online, Diezani gave a lecture about fatherhood and Ijaw women’s participation in politics. While speaking, she lamented over how internet fraudsters or ‘Yahoo Yahoo boys’ now reinforce negative societal behaviors and values in Nigeria.
In her words:“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,” she lectured.
“There are no shortcuts to working your way up the ladder of life. Progressing in life, in work and in relationship, marital or otherwise, is always dependent on consistent effort and on hard work. As we create more responsible young men and women, we will generate more responsible fathers, which in turn will engender a more sustainable society and build a greater nation of successful Ijaw men and women. And to do this, we need to go back to the fundamentals,”
Reacting to her speech, Falz called her out for being on the run and still opening her mouth to speak on issues like this. He wrote: ” You are on the run, but your mouth still dey run. Who be Yahoo Yahoo girl if no be you ?