The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned Big Brother Naija’s reality TV show saying it is a tool for misleading the Nigerian youths due to its content.
MURIC has supported calls by Chief Segun Runsewe for the National Assembly (NASS) to give the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) powers to go after BBNaija for the purpose of stopping nudity.
This is contained in a statement by Group Director, MURIC, Prof. Ishaq Akintola on Sunday in Abuja
“The Director General of the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Segun Runsewe on Oct. 4 called on the National Assembly (NASS) to give his agency powers to go after BB Naija in order to stop nudity in the reality TV show.
“The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) supports Runsewe’s call and we see no reason why the NASS will hesitate to give him all necessary backing. Big Brother Naija’s reality TV show is the devil incarnate misleading Nigerian youth.
“MURIC has been consistent in its condemnation of BB Naija. We can recall two separate statements issued on the reality TV show. On July 12, 2019, we made a statement titled ‘Ban BB Naija,” Akintola said.
He added: “Again on Oct. 8, 2020, we issued another statement under the caption ‘MURIC Chides Ogun Governor Over BB Naija Gifts’.
“That was when the governor gave a bungalow and N5 million cash to the winner of the reality TV show. We saw the governor’s action as idolising immorality and demonising discipline. We described his action as ‘disappointing, disgusting, misplaced and myopic.
“We call on the NASS to listen to Runsewe. It is the voice of reason. BB Naija is forcibly dragging our youths to a world of nudity, debauchery, and shamelessness. BB Naija constitutes a potent threat to every home. It is open rape on our cultures, values, and norms. BB Naija is luciferous.
“The NASS will have its name indelibly carved in letters of gold if it hearkens to the plea made by Runsewe. His appeal has revealed the weakness in our legal system. It has revealed that there are no extant laws powerful enough to stop romance and sex on our television channels. The time to give the law the teeth to bite is now.”