God created us as males and females, so it is ungodly for one to change his or her gender or promote its practice
Parents, caregivers and stakeholders in the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday lauded the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for directing Multichoice Nigeria not to air a certain transgender child movie.
Some of the parents told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the decision by NBC had averted further decay of moral decadence, especially among young people in the country.
It would be recalled that Multichoice , the parent company of DSTV, was planning to air a series about a transgender child titled "I am Jazz".
This sparked of reactions and protests from concerned parents and stakeholders across the country who said that the planned programme was alien and unhealthy to the Nigerian viewing audience, especially young minds.
The angry Nigerians took to various social media platforms with messages to protest the airing of the movie.
NAN reports that following the concerns raised by Nigerian viewers across various platforms about the movie, NBC on Monday directed Multichoice not to air the movie.
Consequently, some elated stakeholders in the FCT bear their mind on the ban of the movie.
Mrs Florence Adams, the Proprietor of Hope Alive Orphange in Karu, Abuja, said "NBC should be commended for listening to our protest.
"Exposing our children to this strange series will have some psychological impact on them and they may grow up to accept a change of gender as normal.
"God created us as males and females, so it is ungodly for one to change his or her gender or promote its practice.’’
Also, Mrs Santia Ugwu, a school teacher, lauded NBC and urged authorities to "always ensure that they uphold the morals that define us as Nigerians.
"Government at all levels should ensure that our values and lifestyle as Nigerians are not eroded by these western civilisations where almost everything is allowed”, she urged.
Mr Amos Isioro, the Chief Executive of Focus Entertainment and Promotions, said "we should stand our grounds against anything that will destroy the future of our children in the name of entertainment.
"If homosexuality is forbidden by our laws, transgender should also be abhorred in all its forms.
"We must not allow our already degrading values to be bastardised.’’
He, however, advised parents to always monitor what their children watch , especially as Nigeria was planning to migrate to digital broadcasting.