The Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, Segun Runsewe, has asked the House of Representatives to give his council the right to stop the nudity seen in Big Brother Nigeria reality TV show.
Runsewe made the appeal on Tuesday while appearing before an ad hoc committee investigating the duplication of ministries, departments and agencies.
He established that nudity as displayed by the organizer of the popular show is contrary to the culture of Nigeria.
He cited that with the right amendment of the council’s act, they will be empowered to go after the organizers of the show as well as crossdressers like Bobrisky.
The DG said, “I am the first person who took Big Brother Nigeria to the NBC to report them because they were having—I took it up and Big Brother (organisers) tried to reach me and I told them that if the culture in other parts of the world is to be naked – nudity, etc., they should not bring it to Nigeria because our culture is rich and it respects the integrity of our country,” he said.
He added that “This honourable House just needs to empower us with just a legal framework and that nonsense will stop.”