Photo: Mr Ola Olukoyede, EFCC Chairman
70% Nigerian students into ‘Yahoo Yahoo’ —EFCC chairman
The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ola Olukoyede, has disclosed that about 7 out of 10 Nigerian students are involved in internet fraud and expressed worry over the alarming rate of the youth’s involvement in cybercrime.
Olukoyede made this known in a statement issued by the EFCC on its verified Twitter (X) handle seen on Wednesday.
According to the commission, the EFCC boss made this known while receiving a delegation from Daar Communication PLC that visited him at its corporate headquarters in Jabi, Abuja.
“We are looking towards Daar Communications to enlighten our youths on the evils of cyber crimes. It is worrisome that seven out of ten students today are involved in cyber crimes,” Olukoyede said.
The EFCC Chairman called on the media to design programmes that are aimed at enlightening the Nigerian youth on the evil of the crimes.
“These are the youths we are preparing to be leaders of tomorrow. The media should not relent in enlightening them on the evils of such criminal practices,” he added.
He decried the effects of youth’s involvement in internet-related crimes and described the practice as a menace and cankerworm in society.
Olukoyede called for a wider media enlightenment of the youth across the country on the effects of indulgence in internet fraud.