Lai Mohammed refute ordering suspension of BBNaija

Lai Mohammed refute ordering the suspension of BBNaija reality show as news have it, claims there’s no memo to support the claim. 

In contrast to the recent news circulating the media that the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed is move to shut down the! Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show, the Minister has debunk the news.

Mohammed was reported to have ordered the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to suspend the show due to COVID-19 risks.

Following the reports, Nigerians criticised the minister on social media for allegedly planning to have the show shut down.

But, the minister, in a statement by his media aide debunked the media claim saying the ‘report was not credited to the minister’.

Describing the report as speculative, the minister said there was no memo to support the claim that he ordered the NBC to suspend the show on DSTV.

The statement reads, “The report was not credited to the minister. That statement is not credited to the minister. We will not dignify speculative reports; if a minister issues a directive, it will not be issued verbally.

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“There’s going to be a memo to that effect that he will send; anybody that is sure that the minister made that statement should provide a memo.

“Like I said earlier, we will not dignify speculative report; if you tune your satellite TV to channel 198, I am sure Big Brother Naija is still airing, contrary to the speculative report that the minister has ordered NBC to suspend the show.”

Recall that the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, recently called for the cancelation of the show claiming it adds no moral value to the citizens, rather promotes immorality.

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