An Info Know-how skilled, Olaniyi Ayoola, has charged web fraudsters, popularly referred to as Yahoo boys, to make authorized use of the alternatives supplied by know-how to earn money legally.
The IT skilled charged them to channel their power in the direction of technologically-driven improvements and earn cash legally reasonably than swindling unsuspecting people to amass wealth.
Ayoola, who’s the Workforce Lead of TechSummit Ogun, gave the cost on Monday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, whereas addressing journalists forward of the fifth version of the yearly summit.
He stated the vast majority of the Yahoo boys are tech-savvy younger Nigerians, whose information, he stated, might be legitimately deployed to rework society.
NAIJATABLOID recollects that Governor Dapo Abiodun had not too long ago declared conflict in opposition to web fraudsters in Ogun, saying the state has the biggest share of them as a result of presence of many larger studying establishments.
Requested if there’s a manner to make use of know-how in tackling the menace of Yahoo-yahoo and ritual killings, Ayoola stated: “Most of those folks which are committing these crimes are additionally tech-savvy. However they don’t know that they will even make more cash doing tech legally than doing it illegally and involving in crimes.
“Verify all these small firms arising, they’re owned by younger folks. It’s the similar period of time that they use in making authorized cash in tech that these making unlawful cash additionally use.
“Although I’m not a safety skilled, there are lots of methods authorities could make use of tech to test crime. One in all which is to coach the youths on how they will earn money by way of tech with out committing crimes.
Ayoola additionally took a swipe on the Ogun State Authorities over the institution of a Tech Hub in Kobape, saying “authorities has no enterprise operating a Tech Hub.”
He stated, “Let the federal government create the enabling setting that may make these youths benefit from tech.
“And that’s the reason I stated the federal government doesn’t have any enterprise in operating hubs, no! Their job is to create the enabling setting for tech hubs to thrive. And that is likely one of the issues we try to attain and we have now began the method. The Ecosystem is rising and we hope the federal government will see this and key into it.” NAIJATABLOID