Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Next Edition Of BBnaija Must Hold In Nigeria – Censors Board Declares
The Executive Director, National Film and Video Censors Board, Mr Adedayo Thomas, says the next edition of Big Brother Nigeria reality show (BBNaija) must be hold within the shores of Nigeria.
According to Mr Thomas who aired his displeasure in the organizers of the television show, stated that the idea of hosting the show outside the country is preposterous.
Speaking emphatically during an interview he granted with News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, he said;
“If it is Big Brother Africa, they can host that anywhere; but the one for Nigeria should be hosted in Nigeria.
“Nigeria has what it takes to host the show; after all, there are many multinational/telecommunication companies hitherto operating hitch-free in the country.
“If the organizers are talking about lack of available infrastructure as an excuse, then how is MTN operating successfully 24/7 in this same country?
“If MTN, a similar South African company, has been surviving in this country, then I don’t think anybody has an excuse for not hosting BBNaija in Nigeria.
“They are making a lot of money from Nigerians here, so, we want them to host it here.”
While speaking on the moral implication considering the Nigerian culture, He said;
“a couple of the scenes are adult content and that is where parental guidance comes in.
“Parents can always block the watching of some scenes within a particular period or in totality.
“It is not government’s responsibility to assume the parental roles of moral upbringing of children in their homes,’’