Thursday, 23 February 2017

#BBNaija: Lagos Lawmaker Asks NBC To shut down Reality Show

A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly representing Epe Constituency II, Hon. Olusegun Olulade, has urged the Federal Government and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission to consider the negative impact of the reality TV Show, Big Brother Naija on the Nigerian youth.

The lawmaker who is also the Chairman, House Committee on Health Services maintained that the culture promoted through the show are foreign and not in line with the agenda of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Olulade maintained that the Federal Government should compel the NBC to stop airing the show before it causes further damage to the indigenous culture the Buhari-led administration is committed to developing.

Olulade while articulating his stand said: “The content of Big Brother Naija show is alien to our culture. This show is contrary to the rich cultural values we are trying to promote and bring to the front burner. It is sad that our young children including adults are made to watch such content.”

He continued: “This kind of programme promotes obscenity and immorality. We must not encourage such if our hallowed cultural heritage would be preserved. We cannot prevent our inquisitive young ones from watching the obscene displays that permeate the show.

“I think the NBC should, without delay, stop this programme if this government means business in the promotion of our cultural values. The show does not add any value to our education, social and economic life.”

The lawmaker further implored parents and guardians to ensure adequate censorship of the contents their wards are exposed to adding that the rality TV show is capable of causing distractions to the Nigerian youth.

“I will want to urge all parents and guardians to be on their guards and guide their children and wards against the implication of allowing them to keep watching the Show. Our children should not be allowed to be corrupt because this may affect their dreamed future.”

Source: The Nation

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