A group, the Arewa Youth Advisory Forum (AYCF), has called on the federal government to ban Nigeria’s reality show. BBNaija, the Daily trust is reporting.
AYCF national president Yerima Shettima described the show as a “calamity” during an interview with journalists on Friday.
He also said the government should not allow the show to air as it promotes immorality and sexual content.
“It is a misfortune for me; I never believed in BBNaija and I don’t think it’s fair because the show is an act of immorality. Such a spectacle should not be encouraged. I have often said that this show promotes immorality and that the Nigerian government should ban it, it should not be allowed to be broadcast in our country.
“You see, a lot of people watch to see immoral acts, those sexual things that flaunt their nudity, and they made it look like a ‘blue movie’ so it is not recommended. I urge true lovers of the country to band together and draw government attention to the effects of this program that should be discouraged, ”he said.
“I urge true lovers of the country to band together and draw government attention to the implications of this program that should be discouraged.”
This is not the first time a group or individual has competed against BBNaija.
Ifeanyi Akunna, a vicar with the Anglican Church of the Epiphany, Abuja, also called on the federal government to ban the reality show Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) and other similar programs in the country.
He said such programs would encourage immorality and undermine the moral foundations on which Nigerian youth should build.
The cleric also tasked the government with restoring moral values and the dignity of education in Nigeria.
Mr. Akunna added that Nigerians’ addiction to reality shows like “Big BBNaija” does not add to their moral worth.
He stressed that Satan’s plan and work was to constantly pollute the hearts and minds of viewers of the program with nudity and pornographic concepts in order to distract them from the ways of God.
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), Project for Human Development, Foundation for African Cultural Heritage and the Association of Concerned Mothers also called for the reality show to be banned.
The four have MutiChoice Nigeria Limited, the National Broadcasting Commission [NBC] and the federal government in a federal court in Lagos.
In the lawsuit, FHC / L / CS / 1792/19 petition for the enforcement of constitutional rules of procedure, 2009 from the Chief Justice of Nigeria [CJN] in accordance with Section 46 (3) of the 1999 Constitution.
In July, The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) and the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) filed a motion with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for a smoking ban on Season 6 of Big Brother Naija, which begins later this month.
CAPPA and NTCA praised the agency for banning nudity on the show in the letter to NBC General Manager Babalola Shehu Ilelah titled Big Brother Naija Season 6: NBC Should Enforce Smoking Bans in Entertainment.
However, they urged NBC to expand its radar to include smoking, which they believe is glorified on the show.
The groups said that roommates who smoke in the BBNaija house are making a big impression on the youth while the Nigerian government is working hard to cut down on smoking
The sixth Edition the show with the tag ‘Shine Ya Eyes’ is running.
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