The presidential candidate of The All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has pledged to convert Internet fraudsters, popularly known as Yahoo boys, into technology experts if elected president.
Tinubu, who stated this during his campaign rally in Benin, the Edo State capital, said he would create technology hubs for Yahoo boys if elected president in February.
He said the industrial and technology hubs would be created to make the youths become instruments for development.
He said: “I will convert Yahoo boys and make them useful by converting their talents and intellects to produce chips for industries. We can defeat poverty, ignorance and homelessness. We have the knowledge, we have the brain to do it.
“Trust me. I am an expert in finding the way where there is no way. I found a way to tame the Atlantic in Lagos and turn it to a money-making machine.
“Sociologically, we can make mountains, we can climb Kilimanjaro, we can defeat poverty. We will break the shackle of poverty, ignorance and homelessness.”