The Labour Room, a reality TV show geared towards national development, is set to debut.
Isaac Balami, national coordinator of Nigeria Rebirth Foundation, told NAN that the opening ceremony of the 60-day event is scheduled to hold on September 17 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
“The Labour Room is the first national development reality TV show in Africa, strategically designed to activate the super potentials of Nigerians,” he said.
“There are 37 selected housemates representing all the states in Nigeria and the FCT to be housed in a ‘mansion’ for 60 days, and to be broadcast 24 hours daily.
“The programme is designed to promote unity in our diversity, and shall over the period, analyse and x-ray the myriad issues of our nationhood, articulating the workable, sustainable solutions and recommendations for reforms.”
According to Balami, audition for the show recently held and contestants, representing each state of the federation, went through a three-day training in April.
“The training was meant to ensure that the TV show and activities of the contestants go in line with this administration’s agenda and conforms to basic national values and culture.”
He noted that the initiative would stimulate many young entrepreneurs, create thousands of direct and indirect jobs and compliment government’s effort towards promoting national unity and peace.
Balami added that at the end of the show, leaders, entrepreneurs and intellectuals who would contribute in nation building would have been discovered, empowered and presented to the federal government.
He said the opening ceremony would be attended by leaders of organisations and top government functionaries, including the Yemi Osinbajo, vice president, and Aisha Buhari, wife of the president.
“Former president of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings and other heads of state have indicated interest to attend the opening ceremony.”
He explained that the reality show would be aired on DStv, Startimes, NTA and other local TV channels.
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