The Federal Government on Tuesday condemned the public naked dance in Lekki area of Lagos State describing it as “strange entertainment from the pit of hell.”
A statement issued in Abuja by Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture, a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, expressed government’s commitment to repositioning the true gains and pictures of the diverse cultural history of Nigeria.
Runsewe said: “The Lekki public show negates the beauty of Nigerian culture and way of life. It is unacceptable, Jezebelistic and a sin against Nigerian culture which must be condemned, ridiculed and rejected by Nigerians from all works of life.
“The Lekki debacle must be used as an example to officially clamp down on promoters and influencers of strange entertainment from the pit of hell. Nigeria will never succumb to an imported cultural pastime or to blackmail, tailored to destroy centuries-old and rich Nigerian culture.
“This dizzying madness cannot and would not be allowed to turn Nigeria to a destination for sex and illegal drugs tourism. Enough is enough, and for God sake, where is this coming from?”
Runsewe noted that NCAC “is investigating the allegation against the TV company.”
“In Nigeria, we love and respect our mothers and sisters, women in general and therefore will not condone deliberate acts or actions that would betray the values of our culture and make our heroes past to turn angrily in their graves”, Runsewe explained.
He also sent a strong message to state governors to create and empower agencies and departments of culture to arrest the organised assault against an established and respected Nigerian way of life.
“We must be proudly Nigerian and resist vigorously attempts to insult the Nigerian women,” Runsewe stressed.
Runsewe assured Lagos State government of its support to fish out the masterminds of the act.
He said an investigation has commenced and warned that such immorality “must not be allowed to turn Nigeria to a destination for sex and illegal drugs tourism.”