Amid growing calls by Nigerians criticising the Big Brother Naija show over its immoral and explicit scenes, a non-governmental organisation identified as CitizenGO has called on the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to ban airing of the reality TV show.
Before now, the group launched an online portal gathering votes and collection of signatures in a bid to gather support for the ban of the reality TV show which currently airs on DStv.
Airing its displeasure over the immoral nature of the show, the group said; “Big Brother Nigeria is a corruption of TV Reality shows. The Nigerian public is complaining about the moral perversity in the House of the Big Brother Nigeria. In one episode last two weeks or so, the inmates were shown openly kissing and caressing one another. This is a celebration of obscenity, eroticism and idleness.
“More importantly, it is a big mockery of Nigerian culture and tradition. Since the inmates are Nigerians, they should have been projecting the Nigerian cultural heritage. But instead of doing that, they are bastardizing it.
“The biggest tragedy of the on-going Big Brother Nigeria is that our children are also glued to the TV screen watching it. Children are our future. Therefore we should protect them from lewd exposure, which might prevent their growth into free, independent and well-developed citizens.
“The NBC must live up to its bidding as a body charged with controlling, monitoring, regulating the electronic media and monitoring of satellite transmission in Nigeria. Our TV stations cannot become dumping grounds for all sorts of immoral programs.”
According to reports, the group on 20th of February launched a collection of signatures with a total number of 3,160 signatures already secured as the organisation is hoping to get at least 5,000 signatures.
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