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Café Culture and Heresy of Yahooboyism in Nigeria.

Café Culture and Heresy of Yahooboyism in Nigeria.

The Overview of the Outrageous Exploitation of the Internet in Nigeria;

Café Culture and Heresy of Yahooboyism in Nigeria.

The advent of Internet technology has significantly improved the state of human existence. In fields as far-reaching as educational research, public administration, commercial and business transactions, industrial production and biotechnological development, and global networking, the Internet offers limitless opportunities. Indeed, affirming that global society can no longer function adequately in the absence of the Internet is an affirmation of the obvious. In spite of all of its benefits, however, the Internet is also used in a destructive, antisocial manner by individuals often referred to by such names as hackers, cyber fraudsters, web criminals, and so forth. In Nigeria—a notable haven for such criminal disposition-they are known as yahooboys.

The Internet has altered the patterns of cultural cleavages, the process of socialization, and identifiable social institutions across varying human societies. However, unlike traditional criminal groups, both males and females are involved in what has been termed yahooboyism in Nigeria, albeit with differing degrees of specialized functions. The culture of fraud and corruption prevalent within larger Nigerian society is believed to have facilitated the institutionalization of yahooboyism as a subset. But such a level of “modernization of criminality” among Nigerian youths has been enabled solely by the Internet; an intrinsically insecure space in which nobody knows who exactly you are.

It has been observed that a café culture is prevalent among contemporary Nigerian youths, especially those living in the cities or in semiurban settlements that off er easy access to modern technologies such as the Internet. Café culture is indicative of an emergent way of life in which involved youths conceive of the Internet as their “everything,” from a school (where they can practice and polish their acts of deceit) to a money-making venture (where they can fraudulently eke out a living, thereby escaping the poverty doldrums prevalent in the country and, ultimately, government and society).

In their café culture, these individuals live practically a virtual life and are more familiar with the developments via the Internet than those unfolding within their immediate “real” society. In a research study by a psychology student (Rukayyah Abdulrahman) at the University of Ilorin; titled influence of excessive internet use on self esteem. It was discovered that many youths use internet excessively that it gradually damages their psychological wellbeing. Despite being one of the most endowed countries (in terms of human and natural resources) on earth, Nigeria remains one of the poorest nations in the world, where the state of the human condition has continued to deteriorate over the years (United Nations Development Programme, 2009).

Unemployment, lack of social support, and the deteriorating condition of the country overall has made the country’s youths a ready tool for the conduct of cogent nefarious activities such as those easily attainable through the Internet. Meanwhile, technological advances such as the Internet have brought astonishing alterations to Nigeria’s institutional and cultural cleavages. Nigerian youths have accepted the Internet as a way of life with unusual speed.

Specifically, the Internet has not just imprinted a potent amendment on the Nigerian culture, but it has irredeemably affected the behavioral patterns of Nigerian youths, evidence of this was revealed in the research study: influence of excessive internet use on self esteem. Ostensibly, yahooboyism has emerged as a result. The phenomenon of yahooboyism could be said to represent a state of “cultural lag” within Nigerian society; that is, inferring from the conceptualized two aspects of a culture: the technological (i.e., the material aspects such as the Internet) and the sociological (i.e., usually theoretical or ideological aspects such as norms and beliefs).

The period of maladjustment when the nonmaterial culture is still struggling to adapt to new material conditions is deemed a cultural lag (Ogborn, 1922). With regard to Nigeria, the cultural lag created by the introduction of the Internet to Nigerian society has provided a platform for the emergence of the infamous café culture, which is set to unproductively alter the developmental process of the country’s youths. Within the larger social superstructure in Nigeria, especially among the political class-wealth, often ill gotten, is worshipped.

In assuming political positions, leaders overemphasize the place of money. Upon assumption of office, individuals flagrantly embezzle public money. As such, the provision of services to the citizenry, such as the training of youths, is neglected. On the other hand, among most Nigerians, money from any source typically is the most potent yardstick for determining the level of existential attainment.

Money rather than a quality education, productive leadership, scientific discovery, or solid career development is the yardstick against which people are measured. Hence, society is exposed to youths who have been disillusioned and have not been taught the good virtue of genuine hard work. Such youth have had no trouble immersing themselves in the Internet phenomenon of yahooboyism. If, as outcomes of cogent observations suggest, the Internet continues to spread and becomes essentially ubiquitous in socioeconomic relations, then Nigerian society will indisputably become increasingly dependent on a fragile and insecure information structure.

As such, our youths’ future is in avoidable jeopardy: The cultural patterns of yahooboyism are bound to be transmitted across generations if nothing concrete is done to regulate its spread and usage in Nigerian society. Of course, the Nigerian nation has been described as a largely unordered society in which rules are sacrificed, integrity is nonexistent, brutal selfishness is appraised (because leaders who embezzle public properties are respected and celebrated) and shame no longer exists for despiteful acts. Conspicuously, shameful acts are celebrated and success is redefined as wealth becomes more significant than the means of attaining it (including self actualization)

Instant wealth, regardless of its source, is usually celebrated among the Nigerian populace. In fact, it is usually equated with smartness and is rarely rebuked. In Nigeria, corrupt practices are characteristic not only of the political leadership but also of other types and levels of leadership. As such, values of integrity and honesty are despised, as there is total disregard for rules and regulations across all strata of society. For instance, at both the household and community levels, respective agents of socialization often tend to inculcate in the children and young adults the value of hard work and integrity, but most often, it is at odds with what they observe the elders themselves doing and appreciating.

The yahooboys use the Internet as a platform for engaging in online fraud. Examples of the yahooboys’ objectionable engagements include selling fictitious goods/services and buying what they will not pay for (or paying in no real value); money laundering; hacking; and engaging in credit card scams, pornography, and unconventional sexuality. Ironically, the yahooboys’ criminal applications of the Internet in Nigeria can be directly linked to the failure of a political leadership (Adeniran, 2006).

Yahooboyism is the activity of online youth fraudsters in Nigeria

This is also linked to lack of regulatory entity that focuses on the cyber space. This is however a changed story with the existence of an innovative organization; ProInSafe which focuses on regulating online business activities in Nigeria. With adequate support of the government and cooperation of credible businesses and reputable organizations, ProInSafe being a lucrative initiative will promote internet safety (therefore business scam will significantly be mitigated) and foster rapid growth of credible businesses. Obviously, ProInSafe exists to empower entrepreneurs. Another great benefit of ProInSafe is that it serves to provide numerous job opportunities, reduce crime rates and facilitate community development through their sustainable empowerment projects.

Out-of-school students (who are not in school because of distortions in the school calendar) and unemployed youths constitute a considerable percentage of the yahooboys in Nigeria. Indeed, they ignorantly but proudly claim that their involvement in cybercrime is a way of getting back at such an unjust social system in a “nonviolent” way. This was discovered in the study on investigating the roles of the failing national leadership and the insecure Internet platform in the emergence of the yahooboys phenomenon in Nigeria.

Reference
Jaishankar, K. (2007). Cyber criminology: Evolving a novel discipline with a new journal. International Journal of Cyber Criminology.

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Learn about A Great Sustainable Initiative in Nigeria, ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youths Club (PLACY Club) 

Learn about A Great Sustainable Initiative in Nigeria, ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youths Club (PLACY Club) 

ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youths Club (PLACY Club) will foster rapid socio-economic development in Nigeria.

Motto: Passion ‘n’ Action

Vision

To nurture great leaders and foster sustainable socio-economic development in Nigeria. 

Mission

To inspire and promote self-development of new generation (Youths) for fruitful community services necessary for sustainable development.

Our focus

We support Capacity Building (Talent Hunt), Initiative ideas, and Innovations (Self and Community development services). This will be of benefit to the community in the following ways:

  • To help Youths discover and actualize their potentials.
  • To develop healthy lifestyle to promote their mental and physical wellbeing.
  • Empower them to encourage computer and educational literacy.
  • Inspire effective leadership qualities in youths.
  • Foster economic growth.
  • To identify and co-create solutions to problems.
  • Create healthy and safe environment.

ProInSafe provides opportunities and relevant resources to inspire, motivate and empower youths to promote self-actualization hence facilitate community development and national growth. In addition to this, ProInSafe Empowerment Projects (PEP) was incorporated to support diligent youths and lucrative ideas. Therefore PLACY Club (a PEP project) was initiated for the Youths.

PLACY Club is for Youths to enhance their experience by fostering a positive image, expanding school and community public relations, sponsoring and participating in school and community service activities, engaging in charitable act, getting used books and other items for the less privileged ones, improving communication and overall well-being, and promoting school activities.

 Placy Club primarily will focus on four aspects: fundraising, community service, career interest, and interpersonal dynamics (also known as group dynamics). It has been observed that Nigerian youths are blessed with great minds and have the potentials to resolve issues impeding the growth of the nation; they however seek support and mentorship to promote their self-development, polish their potentials to be productive and ensure self-actualization in order to function optimally. Ignorance and lack of mentorship are observed to be the detriment hampering the progress of Youths Talent.

PLACY Club for the Youths will be active participation in thoughtfully organized service that meets the needs of communities. This will provide youths with opportunities to get in touch with the community and to realize their role they play and core values in society so that they can become active and responsible citizens of tomorrow.

Skills YOUTH GAINS by being a member of PLACY club.

  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership
  • Grooming Teamwork
  • Networking
  • Catering for the socio-emotional well-being of the Youths.
  • Providing support to the lower School Youths.
  • Conducting leadership training for other Youths.
  • Leading other leadership groups in planning for event.
  • Hold peer support sessions and advice to motivate and encourage in activities.

Benefits of PLACY Club

  • Improved Academic Performance
  • Higher Self-esteem
  • Social Opportunities
  • Essential Life Skills and Progressive Community Development
  • Resumes
  • Encouraging and Inspiring Others
  • Mental health intervention

Benefits to Schools

  • Publicize the schools
  • Achievement of the students will bring honor to the school
  • It will help to improve the cognition, academic performance and wellbeing of the students which are relevant to the school objectives through inspiring and encouraging them to practically apply their knowledge
  • Easy access to our services relevant to their school development
  • Collaborative efforts to solve relative problems of the school

We hope to achieve the following SDGs:

  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equity
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reduced Inequality
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships to achieve the Goal

PLACY Club Programmes (Activities)

  • Weekly Training
  • Fortnight Training to equip the PLACY Club Members (Youths) with relevant information.
  • Identify and Co-Solve Problems.
  • Outreaches/Visitations to build youths sense of empathy and selflessness.
  • Conference/Workshops to foster collaboration for rapid growth.
  • Exhibitions; public display and commissioning of the youth practical works.
  • Competition and Award Giving to motivate and boost youths Moral.
  • Magazine compilation for publicity of the Club Activities. 

Human beings co-exist and this social aspect of us can be used to transform the country, Nigeria to move from being a developing country to be a developed country. Other countries are developed out of the endless efforts of the people of such countries to discover themselves which always create passions for solving certain problems of their countries thereby creating more investments to regulate the economy of the country. Solving this problem along the line earn them millions and billions of naira for example, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Ben Carson etc.

To be a great leader, one must possess right and constructive knowledge and skills. PLACY Club exists to make youth great productive leaders. This program exists mainly to mentor and guide youths to drive positive social change in their communities including their relative schools. This is through acquiring and sharing knowledge, skills and experiences and receiving full supports relevant to realizing our vision.

A valuable opportunity that should not be missed if you are indeed passionate about development in Nigeria, specifically Kwara State. If you are interested in sponsoring, volunteering or benefiting from this great initiative, contact us now!

 

Great Innovation in Nigeria! Launching of ProInSafe, An innovative organization dedicated to promote cyber security and elevate entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

Great Innovation in Nigeria! Launching of ProInSafe, An innovative organization dedicated to promote cyber security and elevate entrepreneurship in Nigeria.

 

GREAT NEWS!

ProInSafe Organization had her launching event on April 25th 2019 in Socrates Hall, Aromaradu, Ilorin Kwara State. The hall was beautifully decorated and arranged.The event was organized with the sole aim to create awareness about the innovative organization which aims to promote credible businesses and cyber security and also to empower the youths in Nigeria. ProInSafe is gradually evolving, it had the event as a seminar to educate people on their aims and objectives and seek their cooperation in order to realize their vision which will foster socio-economic growth of the country. ProInSafe is obviously passionate about creating a sustainable solution/social change necessary to accelerate the economy of the country.

The event commenced at about 3:30 PM, many notable individuals at Ilorin were present at the occasion. Some of these dignitaries include father of the Day-Sheikh Usman Sall’aha (U.S.A) ably represented by Ustaz Dhikrillah Usman (Imam), the chairmam-Prof. Oba AbdulRaheem former VC of University of Ilorin ably represented by Barrister Sarafadeen Ibrahim, guest speaker- Dr AbdulSalam S.A on security issues to Kwara state Governor, guest of honor-Dr Adetunji Rahman (NAPS President, Kwara State), Prof. Lanre Ibrahim ably represented by Hajia Fatimah Ibrahim, guest speaker-Dr Oniye from University of Ilorin, Hajia Hassanat Mustapha from Shari’ah Court of Appeal, Hajia Rabiah Abdulrahman, Zonal Coordinator QAB Ilorin West Zonal Office D, Alhaji Nurudeen (Alabama) one of nollywood superstars, Barrister Aliyu Labaika. Some QAB Staff, school proprietors, principals and staff were also present at the occasion. Some of the youths were as well in attendance.

Mr Bolaji Aladie and Mr Alabi Yusuf (Teejayoflife) anchored the program and ensured to keep the program lively. The ProInSafe Organization Team members played huge role for the success of the program.

At about 4:00 pm, many of the guests had arrived, the anchors warmly welcomed all guests and the program was set to officially begin.

 The program commenced with opening prayer by Ustaz Dhikrillah Usman, he wished ProInSafe and her founders success and wished everyone divine blessings. He gave admonition to everyone and encouraged that all humans should strive to be selfless and engage in actions beneficial to people around us. That is living a purposeful and fulfilled life.

After which, the entire ProInSafe team present at the occasion was introduced by the MC, the team members waved to the people for identification, they included; Maryam Abdulrahman, Alabi Yusuf, Rukayyah Abdulrahman, Muritala Musa, Kafayat Salami, Kabeerah Ogunjobi, Abdulrazaq AbdulSalam, AbdulQuadir Abdulrahman & Ramlat Ahmed.

 

The Executive Director, Miss Rukayyah Abdulrahman was invited to give an overview of ProInSafe. She welcomed all the guests, introduced herself and described the full meaning of ProInSafe. She said,

“ProInSafe is fully known as Promoting Internet Safety. The Organization is created to promote credible businesses, cyber security and to empower the youths to be self reliant and self actualized. This organization is indeed innovative in Nigeria and is dedicated to take all credible businesses to the peak.  proInSafe provides concrete ways to promote internet safety. The organization will provide job opportunities, encourage start ups and innovations. ProInSafe will mitigate risks of online business scam. To facilitate our operations, we have incorporated Empowerment Projects to support and mentor youths to initiate start ups, be great leaders, innovate and be self employed. One of our projects is PLACY club fully known as ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youth, where we mentor and impact leadership skills unto secondary school students to help them discover and develop themselves to be more productive.  As we all know that Nigeria is potentially a great country because we are endowed with amazing resources, however the country is in misery due to bad leadership and unpleasant attitudes of many people especially our leaders in the country. This program will train the students and prepare them for the present and the future, also the club involves engaging the students in community development services. This indeed will contribute to rapid sustainable community development and National growth while developing the youths to be great leaders”

Audience at ProInSafe Launching

Audience pays attention at the event

This gave insight into ProInSafe, its aims, objectives and services. Read the full speech-Introduction to ProInSafe as discussed by Miss Rukayyah on ProInSafe Blog. Rukayyah urged everyone to get registered with ProInSafe because it is a win-win situation. The business owners will experience higher sales in their business and will also support the vision of ProInSafe to promote internet safety. She further revealed that ProInSafe will rapidly achieve it’s goals with support from relevant governmental agencies, investors and sponsors. She ended her presentation by thanking all the people present at the occasion. Everyone appreciated her presentation and she entertained few questions. Questions and answer to these questions are found below.

  1. Can illiterates register with ProInSafe?

Ans: Definitely yes! ProInSafe in fact focuses more on helping individuals with less experience in ICT, digital marketing and the likes but who desire online presence to promote their businesses and get their business across to larger crowd. Our competent staff and experts are ready to get your business to the limelight as they continue to strategically publicize ProInSafe and carefully verify businesses. All you need do is submit vital information about you and your business for ProInSafe to validate and promote your business.

  1. What is the benefit of ProInSafe over radio advert?

Ans: The world is going digital, Nigeria is one of the countries that rates very high in internet usage. Both educated and uneducated people are on social media. People have formed the habits of going straight to Google search engine to search for particular products/services even before they ask the person that’s next to them. ProInSafe therefore helps to build a trusted online presence. ProInSafe charges very affordable fee that last forever so far the business is legitimate and you continue to operate the business. Therefore your business is always visible online that is, the advert is continously ongoing.  Registration with ProInSafe is highly recommended if you have or desire online presence, the YAS code generated is an identity of your credibility and will make your adverts through other media more effective. Internet is a very fast and effective tool to create awareness about businesses and to get access to potential consumers. Online advert often increases patronages. ProInSafe aims to enable all business owners exploit the medium to grow their businesses.

However, some people abuse these opportunities and they exploit the medium for their selfish use by scamming people. Online consumers now find it hard trusting online businesses that they lose even accurate opportunities. Despite their paranoia, some people still fall victims of scam because business scammers have crafty ways of arousing interests of consumers, by advertising fake great offers, impersonating other businesses etc. With ProInSafe, business owners easily convince consumers of their credibility.

We must understand that ProInSafe sole aim is to regulate the affairs of online businesses in order to promote internet safety, the advertisement service is only a value added service. There is Vconnect too but even this doesn’t serve our purpose, we exist to serve as online business regulatory organization, that provides all legitimate businesses an identify for their credibility and mitigate risks of business scam.

  1. ProInSafe officially started business operation in 2019, can you tell us how many businesses you have registered?

Ans: We have registered close to 12 businesses within two 6 weeks of establishment.

  1. How does your adverts get to illiterates?

Ans: Like I said earlier, all we are concerned about is the internet. Both literates and illiterates use one or more social media, therefore these people that are online will get to see the adverts of your business. In addition to that people who get information online often disseminate the information to people around them. This way information can as well be passed across to the very few people who have no online presence.

  1. How will ProInSafe achieve all its goals?

Ans: We continue to seek for support from governmental agencies, reputable entities and other investors, with adequate funds and infrastructures, competent staff/experts, strong marketing, we will get everyone (online business owners) to cooperate with us by registering to get their YAS codes. We will realize our vision, risks of business scam will be mitigated, only credible businesses will thrive more and digital marketing will be very more effective.

  1. What are your criteria for legitimate business:

Ans: The business must sell what it claims to sell, the information provided such as personal details and business information must be verifiable and confirmed by a relative/random third party to be true.

  1. What are your means of advertisement?

Ans: We post your businesses on our social media pages: twitter, instagram, facebook, LinkedIn, Whatsapp etc. We also advertise (we charge differently for this) by placing your business adverts on our website. Our website is quite trusted therefore consumers are more likely to patronize businesses found on our website.

Barr Sarafadeen Ibadan presenting chairman speech

Subsequently, the Chairman, Barrister Sarafadeen Ibrahim gave a welcome address as follow:

“I greet the distinguished guests and everyone present here today. Before I proceed I must introduce myself, I am Barrister Sarafadeen Ibrahim representing Professor Shuaib Oba AbdulRaheem. Prof would have loved to personally atrend this program but could not due to urgent national assignment. On behalf of Prof Shuaib Oba, I want to sincerely aplogize for his absence. I have with me a prepared speech to be presented by the Chairman but I will do that presently. But before I do that, it is pertinent for me to give remarks.

 

As a lawyer, I know that the present government is doing a lot to arrest cyber crimes and indeed the whole of Nigeria now is suspecting all businesses that have something to do with internet. But I want to assure this august gathering that not all businesses on internet is criminal or illegal, one of these legal online businesses is ProInSafe Organization. I want to tell us that there are a lot of legitimate opportunities on the internet that we must exploit. With ProInSafe we can safely do that.

 

In fact, I must commend the initiatives of the founders and team of ProInSafe because I know that myself, I have not gotten to the bus stop of learning. In fact, education has been described as progressive discovery of ignorance. We continue to learn as humans. The Prophet (S A W) has said it all that we learn from cradle to grave. Therefore it is not too much for us even as adults to key in into ProInSafe Organization. Once again, I congratulate the ProInSafe team and I want to encourage all of us to be partakers in the project.

 

Having said that, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this occasion of the Grand Opening of an innovative Nigerian Organization, PROINSAFE. I am particularly thankful to our special guests of honour and everyone who is here today. I would like to express our sincere appreciation to every person who has supported the organization.

 

I welcome in a special way, all our clients and potential clients. We are here to formally bring to a limelight, the organization which would encourage hardworking Nigerians who are entrepreneurs and protect people from falling victim of business frauds.

 

ProInSafe is happy to have everyone on ground. It is our utmost hope and belief that everyone here shares the same vision with us as we build a Nigeria where entrepreneurs get appropriate reward for their initiative and consumers safely transact and get the real value of what they pay for.

 

With the ProInSafe initiated empowerment program, community development will be facilitated, innovations encouraged and youths will be trained to become great leaders .Finally, I want to encourage us to sit back, relax, learn and gain  maximally from this launching. Thanks and God bless you!!!”

Barr Sarafadeen and Dr Oniye

The Chairman also said that he was amazed by ProInSafe establishment, he commended ProInSafe team’s creativity and diligence. He said ProInSafe is indeed a great and valuable innovation. He assured the ProInSafe team that with their dedication, they would achieve success. The Anchors of the Program continued to welcome newly arrived guests.

Cybercrime topic at ProInSafe Launching

Dr Abdulsalam at ProInSafe Launching

After which, Dr AbdulSalam B. Suleiman presented his speech titled Cyber Crime and its Mitigating Measures. Read the educative presentation on ProInSafe Blog. He shared the handouts of his speech to some people at the event. Everyone appreciated this, everyone paid keen attention to the discussion. Upon the end of the discussion, there was a loud applaud filled up the hall.

PLACY Club drama at ProInSafe Launching

The business woman and the distributor in PLACY Club Play

Next was presentation by PLACY Club (ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youth Club) members. PLACY club is one of the projects of ProInSafe Empowerment Projects (PEP) initiated to support and inspire youths to be self reliant and self actualized; facilitate community development and also address root problems (such as unemployment, poverty, ignorance) of cyber-crimes. The youngsters presented a drama that exhibited the mission of ProInSafe. The youngsters include: AbdulQuadir Labaika (Ag President of PLACY club), Maryam Labaika, Olamide and Aminullahi Aliyu. You may read the recap of the interesting and educative drama here.

 

At the end of the drama presentation, AbdulQuadir who acted the distributor briefly said;

“ProInSafe exists to promote cyber security, provide job opportunities, promote credible businesses and empower the youths. ProInSafe is indeed tested and trusted! Go to www.proinsafe.com now to register your business to boost your sales and to support our vision to promote cyber security and foster socio-economic development in Nigeria.”

After the drama, Maryam read out a poem titled Youths are the Fruits while AbdulQuadir gave brief explanation on the poem. You can read both on ProInSafe blog.The audience applauded their performance and everyone was obviously delighted with their excellent performance.

After the drama, the second guest speaker, Dr Abdulrazaq Oniye presented his speech on Self Development. He began,

Dr Oniye presents self-development coaching at ProInSafe Launching

Dr AbdulRazaq Oniye on Self-Development Coaching

“Permit me to stand on well established protocol, I greet ProInSafe team, the distinguished guests and all the people that are seated here today. .Good evening to everyone.  I am invited to discuss self-development. Self development basically helps us to become more aware of our talents, potentials and help to bring to the fore issue of human capital development. This awareness facilitates employability and ensures that we are able to contribute to personal and national development. Self  development involves steps taken to discover/identify your talent, strengths and other attributes that will help you to fulfil your purpose in this life because obviously we all are existing to fulfil certain purpose. Many people are unable to progress in life because of their inability to identify their talents, some people are gifted in writing, some have oratory power, when they talk you are mesmerized and amazed.

You must identify various areas you are talented, is it writing, statistics, entrepreneurship, sport, speaking etc. Self development implies you know your talents.  Closely related to that is the issue potential, we all do not have the same potentials. That’s why some people thrive in a particular field of endeavors and others do not….”

To read the full inspirational speech on self development, go to ProInSafe Blog. Finally he thanked everyone and had his seat. Everyone was so excited that they promptly applauded him. It was obvious that everyone got enlightened by the lectures presented by both guests, while the lectures were ongoing, people apparently paid attention, locked their eyes on the lecturers, nodded, smiled, laughed at amusing words and most importantly people were seen jotting down.

Right before the commencement of lectures, office notes, pens, bottle water, soft drinks, juice and snacks were shared to people to keep them entertained. People were seen jotting down on the office notes.

ProInSafe team together with some of the guests, Dr Adetunji, Ustaz Dhikrillah, Dr Oniye, Hajia Mustapha, Hajia Rabiah, Mr Moshood, Alhaji Nurudeen (Alabama) and Hajia Funmilayo Zubair cut the ProInSafe cake to mark the celebration.

PROINSAFE TEAM AND GUESTS CUT THE CAKE

PROINSAFE TEAM AND GUESTS CUT THE CAKE

Afterwards, Kafayat Salami spoke briefly on business development. She talked about branding techniques and other vital strategies relevant for people to grow their businesses. She encouraged people to visit ProInSafe website to learn more about effective ways to develop their businesses. Read more on her presentation on ProInSafe Blog

The good will message and vote of thanks were presented by Dr Adetunji Rahman (NAPs President) and Mr Bolaji Umar (Quality Assurance Bureau) respectively.

Dr Adetunji gives goodwill message

Dr Adetunji gives goodwill message

Dr Adetunji said,

“I want thank everyone for their presence and support, we wish everyone a safe journey back to their various destinations. Indeed, Nigeria will rapidly develop if many more youths take innovative steps like ProInSafe Organization team. Thank you all and God bless you.”

 

Mr Bolaji said,

“We give thanks to Almighty Allah for the ProInSafe team who have initiated this Internet safety organization and present program. I wish them long life, progress, success and good health in all their endeavours.”

 

The entire ProInSafe team is heartily grateful to everyone who was supportive of the organization. Sincere gratitude especially goes to the Father of the Universe-Sheikh Sall’aha Usman (U.S.A) for his matchless fatherhood and divine mentorship. Dr Rahman Adetunji is a selfless human whose support is also deeply appreciated. The chairman-Prof. Shuiab Oba Abdulraheem, Quality Assurance Bureau Ilorin west zone are all appreciated as well..

Towards the end of the program, the Executive Director of ProInSafe, Rukayyah Abdulrahman was interviewed. Full interview is on ProInSafe Blog.

ProInSafe team with few of the PLACY Club youngsters

ProInSafe team with some of the dignitaries

 

 

INTERVIEW WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PROINSAFE

INTERVIEW WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PROINSAFE

Interviewer: Hello miss, please can we meet you?

Rukayya: Yes. I am Rukayyah Abdulrahman, the executive director of ProInSafe, an SDG advocator, mental health advocator and trainee. Most importantly, I am a reflection of God’s divine light.

Interviewer:  Wow! So please tell us, what is going on here today?

Rukayya: We are official launching ProInSafe. This event is all about publicizing ProInSafe in Kwara State. We  are creating awareness about this great innovative organization for entrepreneurs and many others to benefit therefrom.

Interviewer: Can you tell us a little about ProInSafe?

Rukayyah: ProInSafe is fully known as Promoting Internet Safety. ProInSafe is a Nigerian innovative organization that exists to promote cyber security, credible businesses and empower the youths in order to encourage innovations and foster an all-inclusive development. ProInSafe validates businesses, generate codes for businesses that are found credible to easily convince their online potential consumers of their credibility. ProInSafe is dedicated to ensure that credible businesses thrive, youths are supported to be self reliant and self actualized and to ensure that risks of cyber crime are mitigated. Through our educative and inspiring blogs, we also enlighten youths. We have seasoned staff who facilitate our operations. We also have an official website where our major services are rendered. In addition to this, ProInSafe also renders business development consultancy services, advertisement and also provide mentorship to youths and start-ups. ProInSafe is a concrete solution developed to promote internet safety and credible businesses.

Interviewer: How does your empowerment work?

Rukayya: To facilitate our operations which includes mitigating risks of cyber crimes. We incorporated ProInSafe Empowerment Projects where we provide necessary resources and support to youths and start ups. Currently we are working on a project called PLACY Club where we gather secondary school students to imbibe in them effective leadership qualities, train them to discover and develop their potentials and talent to be more productive and become great leaders. This also involves exploiting their potentials, engaging them in various services to facilitate sustainable community and national development.

Interviewer: Thank you. Please can you share with us your favorite motivational words?

Rukayya: (Smiles) Well, I have many, I will share the ones that come to mind at the moment. The most beautiful thing in life is to be the reason for others’ happiness and smiles. Being selfless is the fastest road to greatness.  Be the change you like to observe in the world, life is a reflection of who you are. Keep learning to keep soaring. You will face obstacles but they are voices of the divine telling you to keep moving ‘cos you’re almost there at the beautiful destination destined for the fearless and courageous ones like you. We all have a purpose to fulfill until we discover and fulfill it, before we experience absolute bliss and peace we wholeheartedly crave. I try to live these words, walk my talks and nothing pacifies me more. More so preaching what I practise is easier than practising what I preach, therefore it is amazing that my actions match with my words and that inspires constructive changes in other people as well. Oops! Sorry, I had to say this much (smiles)

 

 

Amazing Easter Package for Entrepreneurs

Amazing Easter Package for Entrepreneurs

Do you know you get less than 5% of the entire consumers that need your products/services.

The reason is that many people are of course doubtful of your claims, but if you are indeed genuine and your products/services are credible, you should enjoy rapid business growth and maximum sales.

ProInSafe is an online business regulatory organization that all online businesses must be a part of. ProInSafe is created to promote cyber security and exploit all relevant strategies to promote all credible businesses by increasing their online visibility and helping them convince their consumers of their credibility faster and easily.

ProInSafe is celebrating Easter with all entrepreneurs. Get your business validated to attract more customers and get 50% off the registration fee.

Don’t miss this opportunity, Get in touch now!

info@proinsafe.com
www.proinsafe.com
08185701239.

ProInSafe RC: 2866588
YAS CODE: yas6390017

Together we can promote cyber security and create a greater Nigeria!!!

ProInSafe Launching & Seminar Program

ProInSafe Launching & Seminar Program

ProInSafe Organization RC:2866588

                         YAS Code: yas6390017

Join us at the Grand Opening event and youth empowerment seminar organized by ProInSafe, a Nigerian Innovative Organization dedicated to promote cyber security, credible businesses and empower the youths to achieve self reliance and self actualization.

This program aims to set Nigeria for further rapid development .

This event is specially organized for youths and entrepreneurs in Nigeria, it promises to be educative, inspirational and entertaining.

To earn more, you must learn more

~ Rukayyah-Rahman

It is also an avenue to learn vital strategies to develop yourself and your business, you will get to experience productive social and business networking.

@djiphective will pacify the mind with cool music

@Bolajialadire and @teejayoflife will anchor the program and keep the event lively and fun.

The chairman of the occasion is : Prof. Oba Abdulraheem, the former VC of University of Ilorin.

The Guest Speaker is : Dr Abdulrazaq Oniye, University of Ilorin.

The Guest Speaker ii: Dr S.B AbdulSalam, S.A to the Kwara State Governor on security issues.

*Date:* April 25th, 2019
*Time:* 3:00 pm prompt
*Venue:* Socrates Hall, Socrates college, Aromaradu, Ilorin, Kwara State.

For more info, contact:

E-mail:info@proinsafe.com

Website: www.proinsafe.com

Tel:07055297819, 0818570123