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.



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