An Igbo socio-cultural group, the Ohanaeze Youth Council, has urged the Federal Government to halt the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality TV show.
Speaking with Daily Post in Owerri, Imo State, on Tuesday, August 10, the council’s National President, Comrade Igboayaka, said BBNaija is deeply affecting the fragile moral upbringing in families and schools.
According to him, the government ought not to allow the show to be aired because it promotes im*orality and s*xual content. Adding that the show does not have any moral background especially at this period Nigerian youths have lost sense of societal values and norms.
“With the high rate of lack of moral values among teenagers in Nigeria, BBNaija is a social m*nster that has come to r*in the lives of Nigerian youths, mostly the teenagers who are easily carried away by social trends.
Majority of Nigerian youths are not m*ntally mature to be participating or watching such semi-packaged p*rn programmes that adds or proffers zero solution to the social problems confronting our youths.
BBNaija does not represent any ethnic cultural status in Nigeria, nor does it appeal to any religious status domicile in Nigeria, but it presents and represents a wrong worldview about the reality of life to young and teenage Nigerians,” he said.
He therefore urged the Ministry of Youth and Sport Development, as well as the National Orientation Agency to present a more reasonable youth program that will promote value system, norms as well as intellectual formation.