The Deputy Senate President and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Ovie Omo-Agege, has promised to harness the potential of Yahoo Boys (Internet fraudsters) by engaging them in positive ways.
Omo-Agege made the promise on Wednesday during the partyâ€™s ward-to-ward governorship campaign in the Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta Stateâ€™s Onicha-Ugbo, Issele-Uku, and Onicha-Olona communities, ahead of the 2023 general elections.
He said, â€œThe 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.
â€œToday, all Deltans, including unborn children, owe Okowaâ€™s reckless borrowing. So, because of that, we Deltans are resolute and have agreed that we are not going to allow Okowa to have a third term through Sheriff Oborevwori.
â€œWe 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.
â€œWe will intervene in failed federal roads and seek refunds because Deltans are the ones using the roads.â€