The Muslim Rights Concern has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to halt the airing of the 2019 edition of the reality television show, Big Brother Naija to salvage the country’s fast eroding human dignity.
The Muslim group which expressed disgust at the show in a petition written to the President asked that the show should be shut down indefinitely adding that nothing destroys a nation faster than materialism.
MURIC in a statement issued by its Director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, described the show as ‘satanic’, adding that it constitutes a potent danger to every Nigerian home.
The statement read in part, “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.”
Furthermore, the statement added, “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…’