The Director General of National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has called on parents to inculcate good moral and cultural values in their children so that they will grow up to become responsible adults.
Runsewe gave this admonition while speaking with correspondents of News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Abuja.
He advised parents to properly guide their children/wards in moral uprightness so that when they grow up, they will cherish the cultural values in Africa such as procreation, marriage, respect for elders and moral decency.
Runsewe said that, the likes of Okuneye Idris Olarenwaju, popularly known as Bobrisky have constituted a nuisance to the Nigerian and African cultural values and morals and youths should not follow his example because he is misleading them.
He lambasted the 29 year old Bobrisky – a crossdresser, for being a disgrace and disgust to the Nigerian society.
“Do you know that the so-called Bobrisky was going to set up the African chapter of Gay and LGBT or whatever they call it in Nigeria during his recently aborted birthday party? People from over 70 countries arrived in Lagos for the event.
“They were all at Ikoyi, preparing to launch it. We got a hint of it and had to put a stop to the event. I seized all the food and gave them to IDPs. If they had launched that thing, Nigeria would have been destroyed by now.
“That was how the insurgency started and because it was not nipped in the bud, today we are facing the consequences of our inaction then.
“People said the man called Bobrisky is powerful and that anytime he comes to Abuja, he lodges in a presidential suite on the tenth floor of Transcorp Hilton Hotel.
“But I will not stand and see such a character perpetrate a culture that does not conform to our African values and norms.null
“If he wants to continue with that way of life, then he should leave Nigeria. Our culture does not allow such personality in our society. So he should leave Nigeria.”
Runsewe insisted that parents should not be deceived by morally debased people like Bobrisky.
“Bobrisky started by saying he sells body creams and later he went further that he got boobs. He went into many areas. He insults Nigerian women, claiming he is prettier than them. This is not African.
“On his father’s birthday, he dressed like a man. So you can see the deception by a fake personality living a fake life and deceiving Nigerian youths.
Runsewe said that many organisations had lauded NCAC, including a female group from Kenya for its stand against values that negate African culture and norms.
“That man is destroying Nigerian children. If we are not careful, in the next few years women will no longer have boyfriends or husbands again.
“This is because man to man is becoming the order of the day. In Abuja today, men stand on the streets waiting to be patronised by other men.”
The NCAC DG said the Agency will continue to collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs to sensitize members of the public on the dangers of this menace.