The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has
directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to investigate
the circumstances surrounding the reported shooting in South Africa
of the ongoing Big Brother Nigeria Reality Show.
In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister said the NBC should
determine whether Multi-Choice, by shooting the show in South Africa,
has breached the Nigerian Broadcasting Code in any way, as well as
the issue of possible deceit, since the viewing public was never told
that the event would be staged outside Nigeria.
”As a country of laws, only the outcome of the investigation will
determine our next line of action,” he said.
Alhaji Mohammed said while concerned Nigerians have bombarded his
office with calls to complain about what they regard as an anomaly (of
shooting outside the country a show meant for Nigerians), they should
remain calm while the NBC investigates the issue and submits its findings.