The Federation of Muslim Women Association in Nigeria (FOMWAN), has appealed to the Federal Government to ban Big Brother Naija reality TV show, saying that it offers no productive venture for the teeming unemployed youths.
The group stated that the show promotes degenerative behaviours and escalating sexual and gender based violence.
National Amirah, Hajia Halima Jibril made the call at the opening ceremony of FOMWAN’s 36th annual national conference in Abuja on Friday.
She said the issue of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) targeted at women and girls was a matter of great concern to the association as mothers of the nation.
While noting that sexual and gender based violence has become a daily threat to womenhood, she added that BBNaija does not benefit majority of Nigerians, rather it offends cultural sensitivity and promotes degeneration.
“Unfortunately, and unconsciously, the government and people of Nigeria are creating an enabling environment for SGBV to thrive by supporting BBNaija. This so-called entertainment not only gulps trillions of naira, it offers no productive ventures for our teeming unemployed youth.
“For the long term, it escalates the rate of SGBV, the cost of which cannot be estimated. government must do a cost benefit analysis of what BBNaija stands to contribute to the development of youths in Nigeria. In our estimation, it is not a project that benefits the majority, and should be banned. It offends our cultural sensitivities and promotes degeneration,” she said.