Alternative to Cybercrime for Nigerian Youths

by Paradigm Initiative Nigeria


Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) will reverse the trend of cybercrime in Nigeria by redirecting the energy of at-risk youth towards alternatives that promote the positive use of the internet.
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Esther and Famous are only 2 of the millions of young Nigerians whose family conditions dictate that they are sure to end up below the poverty line. This, among other factors, is responsible for widespread frustration, criminal tendencies (especially cybercrime) and lack of hope for the future. PIN addresses this huge gap through training intervention that help people like Esther and Famous overcome Nigeria’s chronic unemployment problem while keeping them away from the temptations of cybercrime


PIN's training model, used for the project (, involves ICT, Entrepreneurship and Life Skills training. It also embraces mentorship, internship and positive peer pressure. This is what we will deploy to redirect skills.

Long-Term Impact

This project will help reduce, and eventually reverse the worrying trend of cybercrime by young Nigerians. It will benefit youth (honourable employment), Nigeria (eBusiness integrity), victims (free from scam) and the world (safer global internet).

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


"Echoes From Ajegunle" Brochure
PIN's website
Anti-Cybercrime Project Video
"Digital Lifestyle of Connected Nigerians" Report

Organization Information

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria

Location: Gbagada, Lagos - Nigeria
Website: http:/​/​
Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
Project Leader:
'Gbenga Sesan
Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria

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