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.
— TheCable (@thecableng) September 29, 2019
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.
So of the many problems the country is faced with, the massive restructuring that is needed in Lagos state alone, Bobrisky seems to be the area of concern.????
E gba mi 🙆♀️🙆♀️
— Lorraine Quakers (@priddydiva) October 3, 2019
Even as a Nigerian, I can't comprehend what you're saying. Bobrisky is the cause of unemployment, baa. Also the cause of poverty in Nigeria too, right. Get your priorities straight
— M. O. G (EmmoGee) (@Madeofgabe) October 3, 2019
Let bobrisky live his life, you should live your life too. He's not disturbing you, don't disturb him too
— Uchnino (@uchnino) October 3, 2019
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.
— marcel marizu⏹️ (@marcel_marizu) October 3, 2019
Warris gohin hon here…I no say bobrisky dey fuck up based on his sexual bla bla…but putting him on wanted list is not FG priority…come on
It's sad how relegated Nigerians easily clinch and fuel controversies just to stay relevant in the social space. Moving against #Bobrisky and dubbing him a #NationalDisaster in the face of more pressing priorities cannot be more irrational.#Runsewe #Crossdresser #NCAC
— Stephen Charles Kenechukwu (@Kayceewrights) October 3, 2019
I hereby place an immediate arrest warrant on Bobrisky henceforth.
Stay away from Lagos.
— Babajide Sanwo-Eko (@jidesanwooIu) October 3, 2019
In other news, the Federal Government of Nigeria has accused Bobrisky of destroying the future of Nigerian Youths. Not poverty, not poor education, not corruption, not Govt fiscal mismanagement, it’s Bobrisky. 🤦🏾♂️
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@LifeOfRouvafe) October 3, 2019
The fact that bobrisky, a hard working male/female, who is minding his/her business is the greatest concern of FG amidst the national insecurity and poverty we are facing today as a nation says a lot about this government…. pic.twitter.com/kmHwUKlFjh
— Captain Jack Sparrow 🇳🇬 (@Jenkky_2fit) October 3, 2019
Somewhere in Africa, Bobrisky and Tacha are role models to majority of the youths. I perceive more problems in future Nigeria. pic.twitter.com/SrDc63Qz1l
— Man Tonai (O.D) (@TONYAGBATOR) October 3, 2019
Ebola killed 11,300 people between 2014-2016. Bobrisky didn’t kill a single soul, to the best of my knowledge.
Side note: I am not expressing an opinion about his sexuality or sexual orientation as none of that is any of my personal business. https://t.co/kTC5PNMdi8
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) October 2, 2019
”We will not allow Bobrisky to destroy the future of our youths and the unborn Nigerians.”
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.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) October 2, 2019
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