Members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), have attracted the fury of some Nigerians on social media following their protest against Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju, Nigerian cross-dresser better known as Bobrisky.
The protesters took to the streets of Abuja on Wednesday to take a stand against the activities of the cross-dresser and his cohorts, which they described as “ungodly, unhealthy and disgusting.”
In a now-trending video, Mukhtar Jebba, the NYCN executive, is seen holding a press conference to condemn Bobrisky and those “engaging in lesbianism, gay, bisexual, transgender, LGBT”.
“Gentlemen of the press, the National Youth Council of Nigeria with the support of the entire Nigerian youth condemn in totality the activities of one Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju popularly known as Bobrisky and his likes engaging in lesbianism, gay, bisexual, transgender, LGBT,” he said.
“The National Youth Council describes the LGBT as ungodly, unhealthy and disgusting, noting that what Bobrisky and his likes are promoting is completely against the moral, cultural and spiritual values of our dear country. Our law as a nation also frowns at these activities.”
This, however, did not go down well with quite a number of Nigerians on social media platforms, especially Twitter, where they registered their annoyance.
They are vexed that of all the societal ills that is presently plaguing the country, Bobrisky and his likes seem to be their priority.
“Our country is collapsing by the day, no roads, no light, no jobs, killings everywhere, poverty, illiteracy, robbery, corruption, the list is endless. And some youths actually took time to stage a protest against Bobrisky? Excuse me?? You guys saw nothing else to protest about,” Yul Edochie said.
“A so-called President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria organised a press conference against Bobrisky. Not against poor funding of the education sector. Not against killings by bandits all over Zamfara & Katsina or against epileptic power supply. Is our generation doomed,” a Twitter user said.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say.
Our country is collapsing by the day, no roads, no light, no jobs, killings everywhere, poverty, illiteracy, robbery, corruption, the list is endless.
And some youths actually took time to stage a protest against Bobrisky?
You guys saw nothing else to protest about?Advertisement
— Yul Edochie (@YulEdochie) September 19, 2019
A so called President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria organised a press conference against Bobrisky. Not against poor funding of the education sector. Not against killings by bandits all over Zamfara & Katsina or against epileptic power supply. Is our generation doomed?
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) September 19, 2019Advertisement
They are not protesting against the state of the Nation:
* VAT Hike
* Bank Deposit charges
* Boko Haram killings
* Bandits kidnapping
* Government forces kidnapping
But it is Bobrisky that is giving them headache? https://t.co/0jq0BkOMcOAdvertisement
— Adetutu Balogun (@Tutsy22) September 19, 2019
This video just vindicated Pres Buhari on his “Lazy Nigerian Youths” statement.
These fools actually came out to protest against “the activities of Bobrisky”? For real?
Someone obviously sponsored this charade of a nonsense.pic.twitter.com/ZldtYr38uC
— Henry O (@onos_147) September 19, 2019
A serial killer is killing girls in ph, Cbn just announced you have to pay money to withdraw your own money, so many pressing depressing issues in Nigeria but bobrisky is our youths problem🤦♀️😩
God what did I do to deserve this country😩
— SuccessAlways (@Successgroupng) September 19, 2019
I’m not a fan of Bobrisky but this protest is just an act of joblessness. talking about affecting the morals of our youths Biko, how? @TheViralTrends
— Kevwe💅 (@Olamide07338526) September 19, 2019
Protesting against Bobrisky for acting like a Woman saying its Ungodly but when its time to Protest against Pastors Molesting & Assaulting Women it's "Let no one touch my anointed". Kidnappings & Killings everyone but Bobrisky is your issue. FOH 😑
— King N●-N● 🌟 (@Zaddy_nomso) September 19, 2019
I'm so happy about this protest against Bobrisky. With him gone, our economy will improve, corruption will disappear, police will stop collecting bribes, government will start doing their jobs, they'll stop killing girls in PH and medical school will stop being so hard 😩
— FitMedic 🇳🇬 (@FEMMY466) September 19, 2019
The devil already gave up on Nigeria, so Nigerian youths could protest against Bobrisky with all the problems we are facing. Sowore is in detention, they couldn’t stand up for that. How will statisticians measure the rate of unemployment if they didn’t do. pic.twitter.com/SxpEiHuV9p
— Shinaayomi (@Awopejushina) September 19, 2019
Suddenly, Bobrisky is now topping MC Oluomo on today's trend.
Na wa ooo.
I think our youths need more interesting distractions.
The minimum wage of 30k is yet to be implemented but the VAT to take back the increment is already at the final stage.
Naija, I hail o@Gidi_Traffic
— Barbatuneday™️ 🌏 (@barbatuneday) September 19, 2019
There’s a serial killer on the loose in Port harcourt but my fellow Nigerians are more bothered about bobrisky pic.twitter.com/pYdsfOWU9R
— poison Ivy 💐 (@bluue_ivy_) September 19, 2019
National youths council of Nigeria are gathered to protest against Bobrisky but the economy is in shit, the government is introducing policies that impoverish you, basic amenities are used as campaign agendas during elections & these guys really think Bobrisky is the problem? Smh
— Ichie Bullion (@principe_viii) September 19, 2019
The people protesting again Bobrisky, well done oh. I hope after the protest, the serial killer in Port Harcourt will be found, I hope Boko haram will end, corruption will be radicated in the country and we’ll have better job opportunities for the youth
— KEMI🦄 (@O_luwaKemi) September 19, 2019
Disheartening that people frown While I agree that we have more pressing issues that bother us a nation. We however should not dispute the fact that his (Bobrisky) lifestyle is alien to us and if not addressed, will add up to the several issues we have as a nation. pic.twitter.com/c9MFqfXsEZ
— Dharnnel (@DanielElijah2) September 19, 2019
— Onewildboy (@Ori_Ade01) September 19, 2019
Protest against Bobrisky just confirmed what I have always believed-@OfficialAPCNg have a constituted social media army that defends the party and distracts Nigerians from real pressing issues. A united opposition beyond @OfficialPDPNig and others is needed to save Nigeria
— No more estimated bill (@ac0100704929) September 19, 2019
I'm against the protest not because they're protesting against Bobrisky but for the situation of this country, poverty, corruption etc and we have nothing else to protest about?
God, grant us wisdom to fight the real Enemy which is Poverty, Corruption, Oppression, Mental Slavery. pic.twitter.com/Z5MwUGsu6s
— Just The Beat (@headonbeat) September 19, 2019
Dear headliners, stop using ’Nigerian Youths’ we are at work battling our 9-5 you think we have that time to go protesting against Bobrisky!
— #LetHer (@magghiee) September 19, 2019
Nigerian "Lazy Youths" stage Anti-Bobrisky protest in Abuja.
This News sweet me die😜😂
He should be jailed or even killed because I strongly believe he's(she's) Nigeria's Problem. Am sure our country's economy will be better if he's killed. #bobrisky #BBNaija pic.twitter.com/26I308hlCM
— KING BENJAHMIN👑 (@Ambenjahmin) September 19, 2019
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