Muslim students want BBNaija banned


The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos State Area Unit, has asked the federal government to ban the ongoing reality show, BBNaija.

This is just as the student organisation asked the federal government to put a stop to “illicit shows” on television.

It stated this in a statement by its Amir (president), Miftahudeen Thanni, yesterday to commemorate the 1443AH Islamic New Year and International Youths Day.

According to Thanni, the reality show has emerged as one of the most dangerous distractions confronting youths in the country.

He warned that the show would weaken the morality of youths, adding that banning it would send a strong signal to youths that the government promotes modesty.

The Muslim students’ leader wondered why the government “pretended” not to know the danger of the “nude, irritating and soul-damaging” programme, while some of its officials disturb, harass, intimidate female Muslims who use the hijab.”

He said, “The show negates everything about morality. It is evil and a danger that could damage the strong moral foundation that many Nigerian societies are known for. It is the worst distraction for Nigerian youths.

“This immorality extends beyond just nude dressing to encouraging youths to sell their bodies to get fame and make money. We express our total rejection of the programme and call on the government to ban it.

“This indirect porn programme is also giving teenagers a bad orientation, that making it in life must come with a price of exposing their bodies, thereby causing high cases of rape in the society.”

Miftahudeen called on the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission and the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board to live up to their expectations by scrapping the programme on moral grounds.

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