Lawmaker Hon. Olusegun Olulade has called on NBC to withdraw airing rights of Big Brother Naija show
Lawmaker Olusegun Olulade wants NBC to stop airing Big Brother Naija.
Lawmaker Hon. Olusegun Olulade, member representing Epe Constituency II in the Lagos State House of Assembly want Big Brother Naija discontinued. He has called on the federal government to have a re-think on the implication of th show on Nigerian youths.
He expressed concern about the contents of the Reality Show, stating that it is completely foreign to the indigenous culture. This is not the first time such a call as been made.
According to Olulade, the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) , should immediately ensure it stopped the airing of such programme before it causes further damage to our culture.
His words: “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.
“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 said.
Olulade, also advised the Federal Government to ensure adequate censor of information being aired and sent to the public, noting that such programme as Big Brother Naija was capable of causing distractions to the Nigerian youths and affecting many families.
“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,” he added.