Islamic human rights organisation, Muslim Rights Concern, has referred to as on the Federal Authorities of Nigeria to ban tv actuality present, Huge Brother Naija, simply as the federal government banned microblogging web site Twitter.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, in a chat with The PUNCH on Saturday, described the programme as an “abomination”, an “exhibition of nudity” and “an invite to chaos and insecurity” as a result of it allegedly seeks to mislead youths.
BBNaija, which made a return for a sixth season final month, has already topped earlier seasons as MultiChoice Nigeria introduced a grand prize of N90m.
This yr’s season is tagged, ‘Shine Ya Eye’ with Ebuka Obi-Uchendu because the host for the present. The present requires housemates to be camped in a constructing for weeks. They’re assigned duties and a few bonding happens in between.
‘Actuality present can’t make Nigeria nice’
Talking with The PUNCH, Akintola lamented that Nigerian youths have missed it with the appearance of BBNaija.
He mentioned, “We (MURIC) issued statements on it prior to now two years. BBNaija is an abomination. The issue now we have on this nation is that individuals don’t be taught classes from previous errors. We are inclined to idolize idleness and immorality. We choose thugs as heroes and ritualists as our fashions.
“Our youths immediately have missed the street; what they’re all in favour of is just not what could make the nation nice. What will we get to achieve from open vulgarity, open nudity, the unfold of shamelessness?
“BBNaija is an exhibition of licentiousness. It’s a pity. There was a time on this nation when the army and the police would compel badly dressed, indecently dressed ladies and even males to return dwelling and dressed correctly.
“However now, we’re encouraging it so badly that we enable it to be displayed overtly on tv. The dad and mom will not be at dwelling, the kids are watching BBNaija, it’s an invite to chaos.”
‘Pastors, Imams ought to converse towards BBNaija’
Akintola additionally urged Pastors and Imams to talk to their followers, including that the Qur’an and the Bible are towards what’s being demonstrated overtly within the Huge Brother Naija home.
“Now, we’re crying over insecurity, immorality, indecency that we’re those who invited it. All of us ought to come collectively – Muslim clerics, Christian clergy, we should always come collectively and reveal overtly towards BBNaija. Neither the Qur’an nor the Bible encourages it. We should always not hold silent,” he said.
‘NBC ought to get up’
The MURIC director additional urged the Nationwide Broadcasting Fee to get up to its regulatory operate and ban the present.
He mentioned, “The federal government ought to ban BBNaija, the individuals are the federal government and there aren’t any folks with out the youths. BBNaija is deceptive the youths, BBNaija will encourage theft, it’s going to encourage insecurity, BBNaija is awarding thousands and thousands of naira to younger guys, awarding free vehicles and making younger ones to salivate again dwelling, wishing they’d one thing like that sudden wealth.
“The Federal Authorities ought to get up as a result of no state authorities can ban it. If the Federal Authorities ban BBNaija, it will likely be like Twitter, which will likely be good riddance to dangerous garbage. Twitter was banned for selling insecurity and BBNaija needs to be banned for selling immorality, indecency and corruption. We’re preventing corruption; it will likely be a part of our combat towards corruption to ban BBNaija; it’s nationwide shame.
“The NBC ought to get up and hearken to the cries of fogeys. NBC ought to act responsibly; it seems to be sleeping. NBC ought to get up.”