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Be Internet-savvy but avoid scam, expert tells youths


An expert in technology and promoter of digital economy, Dr. Bayero Agabi, has advised youths to shun all forms of Internet scams and embrace digital innovations, stressing that there is lot of legitimate money to be made, leveraging the Internet.
Agabi gave the advice, while making his opening remark as the National Coordinator of the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD), which organised World Wide Web celebration conference in Lagos recently.
According to Agabi, the Internet has proven all over the world to be a legitimate revenue spinner for individuals, corporate organisations and even governments. Thus, there is really no need to be involved in fraudulent activities while using the Internet.
“Rather than leverage the power of the Internet for fraudulent activities, our youths should learn various online skills available and begin to make real and legitimate money,” he said at the yearly conference attended by stakeholders from the public and private sector.
He disclosed that while some young Nigerians are making good money from uploading captivating videos on YouTube, others are involved in coding and some other ICT skills that are fetching them regular income even from international organisations.


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