YAHOO KIDS & THEIR PARENTS..

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In a sweaty corner of Lagos full of both young and women striving to survive, some go through different routes to earn a living. In our present , some young Nigerians only wake up to think about million ways to scam the white men out of thousands of dollars, popularly called yahoo boys are like the black sheep in our society from the perspective of moral Nigerians. These guys are called all sort of names both national and international communities for scamming and defrauding several persons valuable resources especially money. Most international countries, online shopping websites, and several trading avenues have blacklisted and our reputation has been dragged into the mud. The word Nigeria has become synonymous with “scam” and what I ask myself is why? I say the main driving factor for Nigeria’s problem of online fraud and scam is unemployment and lack of good living leaving 50million people unemployed and 8.03% of world’s poor live in Nigeria and they say we have the largest economy. Sometimes, it’s very surprising to know that the so called black sheep in the society are not as bad as people think, there are lots of lessons that we can learn from them as well. Am not trying to embrace this action but the unfavourable conditions that our leaders and governments have brought upon us has led these Nigerians into this act. A yahoo boy has the drive and passion for his trade and this drive is for him to get rich and make end means. Most times, these young guys feed, clothe and shelter for their old, poor and helpless parents, friends and extended families. Tho at one point or the other, government have tried to caution this act including restricting mass emails, educating people to be extra careful in purchasing goods online, seeking out and prosecuting hackers and fraudsters etc. The pathetic story of yahoo boys is one of poverty stricken Nigerians making money to earn a living and feed extended families. They can now afford to buy big chains, Rolex watches, Gucci shoes, Versace etc all the same support and carter for large numbers of people too. The problem of yahoo and online hackers will continue to exist in our nation as long as vast segment of the population remain poor, unfavourable government policies, unemployment etc. GOD BLESS NIGERIA Written by Zainab Shittu

9 Comments

  1. Shobande Keymon Yomi

    April 8, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Well said.
    To stop What is Call Yahoo, we need what is call EMPLOYMENT. But without Employment, Yahoo boys Continue.
    The large Economy for nothing but for the leaders.
    We need CHANGE. SAI BUHARI

  2. Chiamaka Emmanuella Onuoha

    April 8, 2015 at 9:58 am

    yes due to lack of job opportunities and bad economy of the state sometimes i blame the socities sometimes the parents because the never bother to train their children in a good way,the frnds the make and keep and some is d environment the find theirselves.but one day our country will be corruption free. AMEN

  3. Tyra Bello

    April 8, 2015 at 10:11 am

    GBAM…. You have said it all, obviously majority of them are doing it to better their life and this cant be curbed Unless the govt do something about the poverty… Even the rate at which naira power falls has given them more encouragement… Since pound is like over 300naira… If one could get just a thousand pound from someone, isn’t that over 300thousand already…. Even those that wanna work and leave yahoo cant find… This is just pathetic

  4. Grace Aigbokhae

    April 8, 2015 at 10:13 am

    for me to some extend its due to lack of job opportunities but even at that some of this guys won’t stop. Most to them see it as Job to make fast Money.

  5. Sandra Chinasa Deborah

    April 8, 2015 at 10:46 am

    You hv stated it all. I mean d causes, consequences n solution to curb d act in Nigeria bt i still maintain dat sum of d yahoo boys didn’t join d group because of lack of employment opportunities rather, dey think its d easiest way 2 be “maga”. Bt at least if federal govt. can provide job opportunity 4 youth massively, d image of our country would change automatically. Bt its so unfortunate dat our leaders re selfish set of pple.

  6. Sandra Chinasa Deborah

    April 8, 2015 at 10:49 am

    You hv stated it all. I mean d causes, consequences n solution to curb d act in Nigeria bt i still maintain dat sum of d yahoo boys didn’t join d group because of lack of employment opportunities rather, dey think its d easiest way 2 be “maga”. Bt at least if federal govt. can provide job opportunity 4 youth massively, d image of our country would change automatically. Bt its so unfortunate dat our leaders re selfish set of pple. When will all these end in Nigeria? I keep asking dis question over n over again

  7. Louis Offor

    April 8, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Is it just me? or does anyone else seem to see that the title of the article and its content do not resonate the same idea/thoughts? I thought it was supposed to highlight the role of parents/wards in encouraging/discouraging their young ones from indulging in the world renowed internet fraud scam otherwise known as Yahoo Yahoo here in Nigeria. Rather, the article kept highligting the likely causes of the stated criminal act. In that sense, i think the title should have been different. Holistically…the message is quite straightforward, it underlines the major factor why youths enlist in such crimes and that’s unemployment and it further attributes this factor to the ineptitude of our leaders and government.

  8. Ndubuisi Oscar

    April 8, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Yea, nicely said, our leaders need to do something to stop this internet scam of a thing. They need to create job opportunity to curb yahoo yahoo.

  9. Eunice Aigbokhae

    April 9, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Most of dis yahoo guy are graduate but no job government should pls do something abt this fast.