“Big Brother Naija gives us joy” – Nigerians disagree with Lai Muhammed over shutdown directive (See angry tweets)
Many Nigerians have taken to social media to vent their anger after news broke that Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammed had ordered the Nigerian Broadcasting Commision to shut down popular reality television show Big Brother Naija.
The show, in its fifth season is immensely popular with Nigerians particularly the younger demographic so it was not surprising that they have come down hard on the minister.
Here are a collation of some of the angry reactions to the Minister on Twitter:
The only show that gives Nigerians joy and diverts our attention? Oh pls…
— Unapologetic (@dodoomayana) July 25, 2020
Better face the most important things and leave BBN for people that wants to watch it. There are reasons why u have multiple channels. Rubbish
— Franklyn Izuchukwu Dhurminick (@Frankiestar_14) July 25, 2020
Something way dey gives us joy over diz coro
— west (@Alhajiwest1) July 25, 2020
We’re not interested in watching your political charades. Even if I don’t watch bbn, it’s a good distraction from the drain politicians have caused to the productivity of a once vibrant and enthusiastic youth.
— King of Hearts ♥️💥 (@UsoErastus) July 24, 2020
Most of the people who criticize this BBN haven't watched it at all there is viewer's discretion there for crying out loud! most of this older generation easily forgot their youthful days for a sane person to say bbn will corrupt the youth that person is no longer sane!
— Joseph Henry (@Abakaliki_boy) July 24, 2020
Oga, please stop this ruff joke sir!
— Charles Atubu (@AtubuCharles) July 24, 2020
Yeye man, u want us to lonely and watching u looting our money.. Ewu
— Ifydesmond😁 (@Ifydesmond1) July 24, 2020
Stop fanatism, why worried about 20 people show leaving 180million struggling for food.
None of #BBNaija mate that is coughing or running temperature, am nt watching bt let other Nigerians enjoy and reduce this boring covid-19 new way of life
— Jack D.P (@JackDP5) July 24, 2020
How is this his business now🙄… mtchwww our politicians and their misplaced priorities.
— Vivian9ja (@vi_vianne77) July 24, 2020
Tell the naija leaders to channel this energy to the country's problems ; access to potable water supply, power supply, agriculture, health sector, education sector, child marriage, rape, end SARS, police corruption, abuse of power by uniformed men, potholes, shaking bridges etc
— Iam_me™🇳🇬 (@Love_Afrique) July 24, 2020