By Toby Prince
The 2019 edition of the reality television show, Big Brother Naija, has come under serious criticism with latest coming from the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC).
The Muslim group petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari to order the stoppage of the airing of the show.
The group in a statement issued by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, described the show as ‘immoral, dangerous and bohemian’.
“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,” the statement said.
Akintola said Nigerians must see those who woo young people with ‘humongous amounts of money, big cars and palatial buildings’ as those bent on destroying industry, diligence and integrity, particularly among the youth.
The group called on Christians and Muslims to put their differences aside and unite against the show.