The former New Media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has slammed fans of Big Brother Naija housemate, Pere, for taking to the streets to protest against the ‘injustice’ meted on their favourite housemate.
Naija News reports that BBNaija’s Pere‘s fans earlier today staged a protest following Biggie’s twist at the Ilupeju head office of the Big Brother Naija reality show in Lagos.
Reacting to videos and photos of the protest, Reno berated the youths for choosing to protest against something as trivial as a reality show whilst ignoring pressing challenges facing the country such as rising insecurity, naira drop or VAT.
He added that the youths who should rather be productive on a Monday morning are rather invested in frivolities.
He said; ‘These Nigerians are not protesting because the Naira is now worth less than the Zimbabwean dollar, or because insecurity has made life in Nigeria a living hell, or because of Buhari’s refusal to name Boko Haram’s sponsors, or because VAT is collected by the Federal Government from states that generate income and given to states that mostly just consume.
“They are protesting because they claim Big Brother cheated Pere. Now, you see why Nigeria is the way she is? Ask Nigerians to come out to protest for their rights and few will come out, if any.
“Ask them to come out for a Wizkid concert, and people who can’t feed will miraculously acquire money and sell out the concert. Imagine this going on on a Monday, when they should be productive at work or their businesses. We love to give our energies to the trivial, not the vital. Nigerians, perhaps we do deserve Buhari!”