The Lagos State chapter of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, has called on the government to ban Big Brother Nigeria reality tv show.
The religious organisation claims that the reality tv show is the cause of the social vices in the country, and is a means of spreading immorality and pornographic content.
The student-based organisation said this in a statement by its Amir (president) Mallam Miftahudeen Thanni, on Thursday, to commemorate the 1443AH Islamic new year and International Youth Day.
While congratulating Muslims over the New Year, Thanni commended governors who declared public holidays for Hijrah. He, however, berated the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for not following the good steps of his colleagues who declared a work-free day.
Thanni also expressed 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”. parrotreporters
He asked the Federal Government to ban Big Brother Nigeria (BBNaija) reality show over the danger it constitutes to youths.
This “will be the best gift to mark international youth day.”, Thanni said.
According to Thanni, the reality show has emerged as one of the most dangerous distractions confronting youths in the country.
He claimed that the show would weaken the morality of youths.
The Muslim students’ leader wondered why the government “pretended” not to know the danger of the “nude, irritating and soul-damaging” programme while its officials “disturb, harass, intimidate female Muslims who use the hijab”.
He said, “The show negates everything about morality. It is evil and a danger that could damage the strong moral foundation that many Nigerian societies are known for. It is the worst distraction for Nigerian youths.
“This immorality extends beyond just nude dressing to encouraging youths to sell their bodies to get fame and make money. We express our total rejection of the programme and call on the government to ban it.
“This indirect porn programme is also giving teenagers a bad orientation that making it in life must come with a price of exposing their bodies, thereby causing high cases of rape in the society.”
Miftahudeen called on the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board to live up to their expectations by scrapping 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.