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General News of Friday, 6 January 2023


Bola Tinubu outlines plan for ‘yahoo boys’ if elected

Bola Tinubu, APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu, APC presidential candidate

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC, Bola Tinubu has revealed plans for internet fraudsters commonly known as ‘yahoo boys’ should he win the general election.

While speaking in Benin during his campaign rally on Thursday, January 5, Tinubu stated that he plans to transform the ‘yahoo boys’ into tech geniuses.

According to him, his administration will create avenue for jobs and other capacity building for the youths.

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."

Tinubu explained that he has put together a formidable team that will combat poverty across the country.

He said, “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.”