The National President of the Arewa Youths Consultative Forum, Yerima Shettima, has described Big Brother Naija reality show as a programme for lazy people.
Shettima made this claim while dismissing the thought that the reality show has effect on the reactions of youth towards situations in the country.
Individuals in the country had accused youths of not paying attention to important issues affecting Nigeria rather they waste their time watching BBNaija.
Shettima, however, during an interview with Daily Post dismissed the claim, stressing that Nigerian youths are not just consistent in fighting for their rights.
When asked if BBNaija distracts Nigerian youths, the AYCF National President said: “We can’t start comparing the issue of Nigeria to mere Big Brother. We are too big for that. In my house for instance, we don’t have time to watch that programme.”
“It does not distract anybody. How many people watch Big Brother Naija to start with? Just mostly women, so I don’t think the programme has anything to do with that.”
“The issue is that we have a country where we hardly wake up to realities until we are down completely, proactive security is not in us, consistency in the fight against certain things is not in our culture and that is why those at the helm of affairs of the country take us for granted.”
“Let’s not bring Nigeria down to that level of making comparison with one funny lazy people’s programme where people spend their time watching because they have nothing to do.”
Source: Naija News