Some Nigerians have taken to social media to tackle the federal government for placing “unnecessary attention” on Bobrisky, a self-acclaimed transgender and Nigerian cross-dresser.

Bobrisky has always made the headlines for several controversial reasons.

The controversy surrounding the 27-year-old internet sensation, however, took a new dimension after Olusegun Runsewe, director-general, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) described him as a national disaster who poses a serious hazard to Nigerian youths.

”Bobrisky is a national disaster, an embarrassment to the country, engaging in cultural corruption as a cross-dresser and we have to start to curtail his activities before it gets out of hand. We will not allow Bobrisky to destroy the future of our youths and the unborn Nigerians,” he had said.

But the statement, which was made last week, did not go down well with quite a number of Nigerians on social media, especially on Twitter.

In a barrage of outrageous tweets, some Nigerians and public affairs analysts registered divergent opinions, most of which have been critical of the cross-dresser’s assailants and accused them of misplacing the country’s priorities.

“What is currently destroying the future of Nigerian youths and potentially unborn kids is the lack of maximum investment in youth development and human capital development. I am not expressing an opinion about his sexuality or sexual orientation as none of that is any of my personal business,” a Nigerian wrote.

“Multidimensional Poverty, Poor educational system, Lack of job, poor health care system, inadequate power supply, poor road networks are the national disaster and not Bobrisky. If all these are in place, Bobrisky would not have existed. Focus on the real problems,” another Twitter user registered.

Here’s what other Nigerians had to say.

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