The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, promised to reform and train internet fraudsters, otherwise known as Yahoo Boys, to become tech experts.
He made the promise on Thursday in Benin at the party’s presidential campaign that was held in the University of Benin (UNIBEN) sports complex.
On Yahoo Yahoo boys, Tinubu said;
“We will create jobs, we will turn this state into an energy state, we will turn the so-called Yahoo Boys into experts at the manufacturing of chips.
“If you want prosperity, elect me, you want skill to become rich, elect me. If you say go and retire now, you retire knowledge diamonds, and skills.
“We can defeat poverty, we can break the shackle of poverty, shackle of ignorance, shackle of homelessness. We will do it together.
“We have the knowledge, we have the brain, trust me. I am an expert in finding the way where there is no way. That is the power of thinking and doing.”
Commenting on the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Tinubu said “one who does not know the road cannot show the road.”
He further described the endorsement as poisonous for the country.