YOUTHS AND YAHOO YAHOO PHENOMENON IN NIGERIA: A MORAL RESPONSE
Keywords:Morality, Nigeria, Yahoo Yahoo, Youths
It is a common knowledge that countries all over the world are faced with one challenge or the other. Eminent among all is the challenge of insecurity of lives and property. In Nigeria there is a scourge of internet fraudsters known as yahoo yahoo, which have swindled many unsuspecting victims, organizations and governments their hard-earned resources. Amazingly, the teaming population of youths are the major players when it comes to this societal menace. Despite various strategies put in place by the government to curb the activities of these fraudsters, the propagators have sought other avenues to continue to be relevant in their nefarious acts. The crux of this paper is to examine youths and yahoo yahoo phenomenon in Nigeria from a moral standpoint. The study adopted Divine Command Theory. An In-depth interview was used to gather useful data for the work. It was discovered that factors that led to the emergent of youth in yahoo yahoo phenomenon include bad leadership, unemployment, unwholesome desire for wealth and laziness. The work recommends provision of employment opportunities for the teeming youths by the government, the role of parents and religious leaders to focus on moral or ethical values which are inherent in the major religions (Indigenous African religion, Christianity and Islam) were applied in order to ensure a moral rebirth and regeneration among youths in the country.
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