Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain and former Delta State gubernatorial aspirant, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has appealed to the Federal Government to ban the ongoing reality television show, Big Brother Naija.
He appealed to religious leaders, including Muslim and Christian clerics to add their voices to the call for ban of the programme on Nigeria televisions.
Onuesoke said allowing an “immoral” show like the “Big Brother Naija” to broadcast in Nigeria could corrode the minds of the younger generation, especially teenagers.
According to him, “BBNaija is an exhibition of recklessness. We are encouraging it so badly that we allow it to be displayed openly on television. It is an invitation to chaos and exhibition of nudity. We now idolize idleness and immorality.
What do we gain from open vulgarity, open nudity, the spread of shamelessness? For me BBNaija is an abomination.
“The programme should be banned. This freedom to do whatever is the foundation of the decay in the polity.
“Pastors and imams should speak up against the show. The Qur’an and the Bible clearly teach against everything that is being openly demonstrated in the Big Brother Naija house.
“It is misleading the youths. Awarding millions of naira to young people, awarding free cars and making young ones to salivate back home, wishing they had something like that sudden wealth, which is totally wrong.”