A former member of the House of Representatives, Dayo Bush-Alebiosu, has blamed the increasing rate of cybercrime among youths on the decay of societal morals.
Bush-Alebiosu, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, asked the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to urgently address the menace.
“The (National) Orientation Agency has a lot to do,” he said on Monday when asked how the activity can be well tackled.
“There is a need for cultural re-orientation, moral re-orientation. There is that need to be psyched as individuals.”
The former lawmaker also asked the Federal Government to work on ways to review the Cybercrime Act with a view to modifying it.
He advised the NOA to liaise with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to effectively regulate what is being transmitted, in order to prevent negative influence on the youth.
“There is a need for the National Orientation Agency to work with the NBC. For example, music is a very powerful tool, and in the wrong hands can cause a lot of damage,” Bush-Alebiosu.
He added, “We have seen what Fela was able to do with it, we have seen what Bob Marley was able to do with music, we have seen what Orlando was able to do with it, and so many more.
“When we have young musicians who glorify certain things or certain acts, what do you think happens? It becomes popular, it becomes a norm. The abnormal becomes normal.”
Bush-Alebiosu’s comments were in reaction to the recent arrest of 80 persons, mostly Nigerians for various crimes including massive email fraud and money laundering in the United States.
The suspects were indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of netting millions of dollars from victims of internet con jobs.