Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerian youths not to join or be distracted by ‘yahoo boys’ because they will end up in jail.
Instead, he advised the youths to make efforts to access various programmes set up by the Federal Government and the Central Bank of Nigeria to support young entrepreneurs and other Nigerians.
Speaking at the first convocation lecture of Kola Daisi University, in Ibadan, Oyo State, on Wednesday, November 3, the VP gave examples of many young Nigerians who have made it without cutting corners and urged the graduands and the youth to embrace integrity and character in order to excel in life.
”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. 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,” he said.