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 issued on Tuesday, the Minister told NBC to determine whether Multi-Choice has breached the Nigerian Broadcasting Code by shooting the show in South Africa.
Mohammed further said the commission should also look into the issue of possible deceit, since the viewing public was never told that the event would be staged outside Nigeria.
The minister therefore said as a country of laws, only the outcome of the investigation will determine the next line of action the country takes on Multi Choice.
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.
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