The Minister of Information and Cultural Orientation, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has denied reports circulating in the social media that they are planning to ban the 2020 Big Brother Naija reality show.
In a statement issued by his media aide, Segun Adeyemi, he said that there was no memo to that effect and the general public should ignore such reports.
According to him, the 2020 Big Brother Naija reality TV show is still airing contrary to the speculative report that the minister had ordered NBC to suspend the show on the DStv bouquet.
“The report was not credited to the minister. That statement is not credited to the minister. We will not dignify speculative reports; if a minister issues a directive, it will not be issued verbally.
“There’s going to be a memo to that effect that he will send; anybody that is sure that the minister made that statement should provide a memo.
“Like I said earlier, we will not dignify speculative report; if you tune your satellite TV to channel 198, I am sure Big Brother Naija is still airing, contrary to the speculative report that the minister has ordered NBC to suspend the show,” Adeyemi added.
In the same vein, the Acting Director General of the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission, Dr Armstrong Idachaba has also debunked reports that the BBNaija show has been suspended.
He urged Nigerians to disregard the report.