The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has promised to train repentant internet fraudsters fondly called ‘yahoo boys’ on advanced Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the state.
Obaseki also disclosed plans to train the ‘yahoo boys’ on other vocational skills in his proposed technology park in the state.
The incumbent governor, who is seeking reelection on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 19 governorship election in the state, made the disclosure at a rally on Friday.
“I will train young boys who do ‘yahoo’ to work in our technology park. We will train them and ensure they become more useful to society,” Obaseki said.
The governor further stated that he has kept fate with the residents of Egor Local Government Area, following the reconstruction of the Benin Technical College now Government Science and Technical College.
Obaseki, however, promised to channel 50MW of energy from the Independent Power Plant at Ihovbor near Azura, in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area to the remodelled technical college through Ikpoba Hill.
According to the PDP candidate, this would help in the creation of employment opportunities for youths in Edo State.
“We have executed over 2000 projects in Edo in the past four years. So, when they say that Obaseki has done nothing in the past four years, it is a lie,” Obaseki said.