Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Alternatives to cybercrime by Akinyemi

A Lagos-based internet enthusiasts and motivational speaker, Mr. Adeolu Akinyemi, has said there are alternatives to cybercrime.

He made this observation while speaking on ‘The Alternatives,’ at the recent launch of the Maga No Need Pay tunes and video, as part of the campaign against cyber crimes in the country, organized by the Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) with the support from software giant, Microsoft Corporation and in partnership with the Osun State University and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

Mr. Akinyemi, said that it takes the same effort and time to commit crime and to think positively and make honest living.

Equally, he suggested that those who are involving themselves in cyber crimes could take to singing, acting and even online marketing to name a few alternative options.

According to him, the ability to follow positive instructions and perseverance were the keys for success in all endeavours.

He cautioned that those who make their so-called wealth through cybercrime otherwise called 419 after a section of Nigerian constitution on crime could be making their money very easily when the opportunity calls, but the bottom line is that it goes as quickly as it is gotten.

This is coupled with lack of freedom associated with such a trade, emphasizing that Internet is still a goldmine, advising that before one could find the gold wherever it exists, there are lots of ‘rubbish’.

He encouraged Nigerian youths to preserve in their efforts to grow and become notable individuals of tomorrow.

Akinyemi also decried that efforts of the few bad eggs who indulge in 419 trade mess up the efforts of the greater number of Nigerians, but expressed optimism that with more youths doing positive things, especially online, the bad eggs efforts would be overcome.

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