Minister of information and culture, Lia Mohammed in news said he has ordered National Broadcasting Commission to shut down the ongoing Big brother Najia show which started on Sunday. ‘The cable’ an online news reported that Armstrong Idachaba, the acting director-general of the NBC, reported to Senior Management that he has been ordered by the Minister of information and Culture, Lai Mohammed to stop the show, the big brother Naija due to the possible risk of Covid-19 spreading among housemates.
The director has reported that the multi choice has been asked to explain the measures taken to avoid the spread of Covid-19 among the housemates. Multichoice wrote a letter explaining in detail on measures taken in collaboration with the Lagos state government safety commission who gave a Go ahead order.
The housemates has been screened before the show, went into compulsory two- weeks isolation in which any symptoms of Covid-19 will show within this period. The housemates use hand sanitizer and observe social distance and the house has been decontaminated. Despite all this, the acting director-general said in the meeting that he has no choice but to obey the order of the Minister.