The Federal Government has expressed its concern about the trend of youth, wearing tattoo, dreadlocks, sagging, and even staging a protest before the National Assembly for the repeal of the Same Sex Marriage (prohibition) Act.
The Director-General of the National Orientation Agency, Dr. Garba Abari, revealed government’s position on the trend at a programme organised by the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria, in Abuja, on Saturday.
At the event, tagged, ‘Anti-Corruption: The Role of Media as Change Agents’, Dr. Abari attributed the trend to the influx of foreign culture via international media, saying something must be done to stem the tide.
NOA boss said, “It is pertinent to note that the advent of satellite broadcasting has continued to pose a serious challenge to our traditional culture and religious values and our identity as a people. Our youths are now being deceived by the international media with values that are at variance with our culture and the teachings of our religion.
“The wearing of tattoos, dreadlocks hairstyle, sagging trousers and the painting of hair have become a vogue among our young men and women.
“Our youths are now publicly clamouring for the legalisation of gay marriage and are about to boldly take the campaign to the hallowed chambers of the National Assembly to press for it as a fundamental human right.”