The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit has called on the government to ban the reality TV show, Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija), because of the social vices it’s causing in the country.
Disclosing this is the Amir (president) of the organization, Mallam Miftahudeen Thanni, in a statement on Thursday, to commemorate the 1443AH Islamic new year and International Youth Day.
The Amir who berated the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for not following the good steps of his colleagues who declared a work-free day, congratulated Muslims over the New Year, and commended governors who declared public holidays for Hijrah.
Expressing his concern over the hosting of the BBnaija show at a location in Lagos, a situation he described as “unfavourable for youths development in the state”, claiming that the show would weaken the morality of youths.
Thanni who accused the show of being one of the most dangerous distractions confronting youths in the country, asked the Federal Government to ban Big Brother Nigeria, stating that it “will be the best gift to mark international youth day”.
The Amir also called on the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board to scrap the programme on moral grounds.
“Relevant broadcast authorities should pay attention to the damaging nature of this programme. It is ruining the lives of youths. If Nigeria is serious about fighting crimes, we cannot afford to leave this kind of programme unscrapped,” he added.
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