Vice-President of Nigeria Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has charged Nigerian youths not to involve or be swayed by gangs of fraudsters popularly called ‘yahoo boys’, noting that they would end up in jail.
He urged Nigerian youths to rather put efforts to access diverse programmes put forward by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Central Bank of Nigeria to assist young entrepreneurs and other Nigerians.
During his keynote speech at the first convocation lecture of Kola Daisi University on Wednesday November 3rd 2021, in Ibadan, Oyo State, Osinbajo pointed examples of many young Nigerians who have made it without cutting corners and advised the graduands and the youth to imbibe integrity and character in order to excel in life.
Osinbajo emphasized that there are lots of Federal Government’s support programmes they could access and become great in life.
He opined: ”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”, he added.