Uche Maduagwu, an actor and media critic has advised Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to terminate the recently announced Big Brother Naija season 5 audition and stop it from holding in order to avoid spread of Covid-19.
On his Instagram page, the media personality questions the sensitivity of the show’s organizer in fixing date for audition at the time Covid-19 pandemic is still making life uneasy for many.
Valid Updates vividly recalls that MultiChoice via its Big Brother Naija Instagram account announced on May 20 the kick off of the Big Brother Naija 2020 audition which started May 20 till May 30.
However, it was fixed to be online audition, but we’re a bit confused on how exactly the aspirants will spread Coronavirus as claimed by Uche. And probably, the show will begin as soon as health crisis is over and not as early as possible.
Uche Maduagwu wrote;
“Dear President #Buhari, protect Nigerians from BBnaija2020 exploitation even if you could not give every Nigerian palliative during Covid19 lockdown.
“The organisers of this show have shown how INSENSITIVE and SELFISH they are, at a time when the #world is facing a ferocious and unpredictable #Coronavirus, a time when Nigerians are dying and thousands already infected, a time when #NCDC and Presidential Task Force on #Covid19 are doing their best to reducing the spread of this pandemic, a time when Nigerian business owners are counting their losses,
“A time when thousands of Nigerians are being sacked due to the negative impact of coronavirus on the #economy, a time when schools, mosques and CHURCHES are forced to close down to preventing the spread of covid19, is this the #best time for anyone to be doing audition for #bbnaija2020 or even planning to host the show this year if they CARE about us or have the fear of God?”