The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has criticised Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State for giving a bungalow and N5 million cash gifts to Moshood Olamilekan Agbeleshebioba aka Lycon, the winner of the 2020 BigBrotherNaija reality TV show.
The MURIC President, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, in a statement on Thursday, described the governor’s action as disappointing, disgusting, misplaced and myopic.
He said: “We are miffed by Governor Abiodun’s action. What does he think he is promoting? A whole governor is idolizing indecency and encouraging greed and materialism. It is disappointing, disgusting, misplaced and myopic.
“This is happening at a time millions of young men and women are roaming the streets of Oke Agbede, Itoko and Asupopo in the state’s capital in search of jobs that are not there.
“That N5 million could have evacuated twenty five area boys from Panseke, Lafenwa and Ashero, all in Abeokuta. These are roads that the governor himself plies everyday and he sees abject poverty printed on the faces of the youth.
According to him, the governor’s gesture was a misplaced priority.
Mr Akintola said: “It is misplaced priority. What is in BB Naija that the governor has to waste the resources of Ogun State on a contestant who had already been over-pampered by the organisers? Afterall Moshood received a whopping N85 million, a car and a house from the organizers.
“Why give him a house again when he had already been given one? Is it a reward for hard work, intellectual display or what? How old is the winner? BB Naija is a cornucopia of repulsive, nauseating and Bohemian behavior.
“Or what does Governor Abiodun think of open sex on television being watched by all and sundry, including our underaged children? It is a big shame.”
He, therefore, called on the Federal Government to take responsibility for the damage this irresponsible programme has done to the psyche of Nigerian youth.
“How can we allow a foreign idiosyncracy to bastardise the values and norms which we hold very dearly in our land? It is not Nigerian if it is not Nigerian.
“The Glorious Qur’an says, ‘Evil has appeared on land and sea because of (the evil) which men’s hands have committed, so that He may make them taste part of that which they have done, in order that they may show remorse. (30:41).
“We congratulate Governor Abiodun for demonising hard work, for idolising laziness and for celebrating indecency. Abiodun has undone all that his predecessors had done in the past. We commend him for encouraging greed and materialism among the youth.
“The police in Ogun State should simply go to sleep since we have a governor whose body language seeks the proliferation of Yahoo Yahoo, 419 and armed robbery.
“That is what the governor has succeeded in doing because the peers of the BB Naija winner will definitely aspire to get by the bend what they cannot attain by the straight.”