Following a move by the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) urging President Muhammadu Buhari via a written petition ensure that the Federal Government stops the airing of the 2019 edition of the reality television show, Big Brother Naija, Nigerians have reacted to the news.
MURIC, which expressed disgust at the show, said the airing of the 2019 edition of the Big Brother Naija Reality Show should be shut down immediately.
In a statement issued by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, the Muslim group labelled the reality show as ‘immoral, dangerous and bohemian’ and also wondered why the Ministry of Information and Culture and the National Orientation Agency are doing nothing over the show.
The group also condemned the quest for wealth by the youths, which according to them has led to immorality, internet fraud, ritual killings and other vices.
The statement read in par:
“We are being forcibly dragged to a world of nudity, shamelessness and open promiscuity. Inmates of BBNaija kiss, romance and engage in sex openly. BBNaija is bohemian, anti-social, crude and immoral. It constitutes a potent danger to every home. BBNaija is satanic. It is unacceptable.
“Where are our norms and values? Is it part of African culture to engage in sex in the open? Where are the authorities? Is the Ministry of Information and Culture sleeping? Is the National Orientation Agency on sabbatical? Who will protect our children from this despicable onslaught? Who did this to Nigeria?
“This reality show is dragging our children into a life of moral debauchery. It is robbing them of the last vestiges of honour. It is deleting the word ‘shame’ from their vocabulary. BB Naija has alienated our youth from the elders. A yawning lacuna now exists between the young and the old. Irreversible social crisis looms.”
Akintola said Nigerians must see those who woo young ones with humongous amounts of money, big cars and palatial buildings as those bent on destroying industry, diligence and integrity, particularly among the youth.
He said nothing destroys a nation faster than materialism.
The statement read further:
“The daughters of Jezebel are here already. Unless the authorities move with the speed of lightning, human dignity in Nigeria is going, going, going!
“Or do we not realise that for every single BB Naija inmate who wins a big amount of money and a car, more than 50 million young people are misled? Qur’an 30:41 says, ‘Evil has appeared on both land and sea as a result of the handiworks of men…’
MURIC called on Christians and Muslims to put their differences aside and unite against the “immoral” show.
The group said the show undermined cultural values and thus must also be rejected by traditional institutions.
Following the petition, twitter streets went frenzy and these are the reactions that followed:
Sheik Akintola of MURIC wants @BBNaijafan banned ONLY because he is addicted to the show and each time he watches it he has a loud,explosive and uncontrollable orgasm and fires an accidental discharge into his pants. So much for being a pious and disciplined scholar and cleric😂
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) July 12, 2019
I'm a Muslim and I love my religion
But MURIC calling for the ban of bbnaija is nonsense TBH
I don't even watch bbn self cuz it's boring to me buh they should just leave people alone
There's parental control on dstv
We ain't the only religion in Naija self
— Kay Briz (@KayBriz2) July 12, 2019
As a Professor, he should know that there is parental lock for any DSTV channel(s) you find offensive. C'mon tell your people to lock the channel & stick to islam channels only.. MURIC should stop confusing thunder…. Na una holy pas with 4-5 wives and 7 concubines 🤔 #BBNaija pic.twitter.com/yrN6BWPNkS
— TheOnlyFeginMan (@TheOnlyFeginMan) July 12, 2019
I think MURIC should SHUT UP, your religion is not a Constitution for the whole nation, Ban child marriage, you are pleading with the government to #BBNaija. if the show is unislamic, off your TV or change the channel, there are Islamic channels that you can watch.
— Uhunamure Osazee (@iamtheosazee) July 12, 2019
— Singles #BBNaija (@BroSingle) July 12, 2019
No!!! MURIC, banning only #BBNaija can't save Nigerians. You should say
"Ban internet, it can be used to watch immoralities"
"Ban video players they can buy porn CDs and watch"
"Hmm, just ban TV, they can see other shows or movies with bad stuffs"
"Just ban Nigeria, we don yama" pic.twitter.com/0pPC7LxZtY
— Remi Olugbemi (@topremi) July 12, 2019
"Your religion is not a constitution for the rest of humanity."
— DANGOTE SIDE CHICK ♊ (@honilatte) July 12, 2019
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