Ahead of the coming election, Ovie Omo-Agege, a candidate for governor of Delta State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, has pledged to engage the Yahoo Boys (Internet fraudsters) in constructive ways in order to harness their potential.
He stated this on Wednesday during the party’s ward-to-ward governorship campaign in the Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State’s Onicha-Ugbo, Issele-Uku, and Onicha-Olona communities.
The Deputy Senate President said, “The Delta State Government under Okowa has received over N2.8tn and another N340bn from President Buhari and went ahead to borrow over N400bn with no meaningful projects to justify the humongous amount the state has received.
“Today, all Deltans, including unborn children, owe Okowa’s reckless borrowing. So, because of that, we Deltans are resolute and have agreed that we will not allow Okowa to have a third term through Sheriff Oborevwori.
“We will harness the potential and ingenuity of the Yahoo Boys by engaging them in their best positive ways by asking them to develop apps, and the state government will be a shareholder. By so doing, we are creating employment for our children.
“We will intervene in failed federal roads and seek refunds because Deltans are the ones using the roads.”
With the increased unemployment rate, internet crime has been on the rise. Cybercrime occurs over the internet or by email, including crimes like identity theft, phishing, and other hacking activities designed to scam people out of money.