- The executive director of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has shared his thoughts on BBNaija
- He said the next edition of the show should be hosted in Nigeria
- According to him, it is the responsibility of parents to censor their kids when it comes to watching the show
Ongoing reality show Big Brother Naija keeps eliciting responses from all over the country and most importantly from government officials.
Adedayo Thomas, executive director, National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), has revealed that the next edition of the popular reality show should be hosted in the country.
Speaking in a recent interview, 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 BBNigeria in Nigeria. They are making a lot of money from Nigerians here, so, we want them to host it here," he told NAN.
There has also been criticism from certain quarters that the show was not appropriate for young viewers and as a result the government should censor it.
Thomas said it was not the role of government to control what kids are watching. "That responsibility lies with the parents," he explained.
“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.’’
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