Reno Omokri, a former spokesperson of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has slammed the popular Nigerian reality television show, Big Brother Naija, describing it as corrupt.
Omokri, in an article online, expressed his displeasure at the amount of money invested in the show at the detriment of Nigerian youths
Omokri, who is also the pastor of the Mind of Christ Christian Center in California and Abuja, berated the show for adding no meaning value to the Nigerian economy but instead was corrupting the minds of young Nigerians.
“Nothing is being produced. No jobs are being created. No tangible physical value is being created. There is no treasure in this venture, only pleasure.
“It cost ₦2.5 BILLION to build the 2020 #BBNaija house. Our economy is in a recession because of #COVID19, and this is what we invest in. And you wonder why Nigeria is the world headquarters for extreme poverty?
“As a nation, we do not have a scheme to fund young entrepreneurs. Banks give out business loans at double-digit interests. Our Bonny Light Crude is losing market share in the features market. Yet, we can fund young slay queens to have public romps with young studs for the delight of our youths.
“No wonder our population is the only thing that is growing in Nigeria. The ₦2.5 billion could have empowered 1000 youths with a seed capital of ₦2.5 million to start a business. But who needs a business in Nigeria when you can look at big buttocks?…We need shows that promote youthful business, not BBNaija that promotes youthful sex!”
Omokri also accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of using the show to distract the public from his administration’s failings.
“And it seems the inept government of General Muhammadu Buhari is quite happy to go along because the show distracts the attention of the public from their maladministration.
“See how they have cleverly increased the price of petrol to ₦150 per litre in many parts of the country, because they know that the minds of our youths are preoccupied elsewhere.
“Oh, what a pity. What a pity indeed!”