Reports had it last week claiming that the Nigerian minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed, ordered NBC to stop airing the Big Brother Naija reality show.
Reacting to the claims, the Minister debunked the news saying he did not direct the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to suspend the Big Brother Naija show.
A statement made by Mohammed’s media aide, Segun Adeyemi, outrightly distanced the minister from the purported order to the NBC, PM News reports.
Adeyemi said 👇
“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.”