Otunba Segun Runsewe, the Director-General of the National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, has been praised to high heavens for his stance in addressing the immorality being promoted by one Idris Olanrewaju Okuneye, otherwise known as Bobrisky.
Bobrisky, a cross-dresser who promotes skin bleaching, homosexuality and other social vices was recently attacked by Otunba Runsewe, who described him as a shame to the Nigerian people and culture.
In an open letter on Friday, a social commentator, John Akosa, hailed Runsewe for protecting the culture of the country by frowning against acts that bring shame to Nigeria and her people.
Akosa said, “I hail your dedication and wisdom to draw the attention of Nigerians to the open deviant attitude of Idris Okuneye known as Bobrisky. Even though I do not speak for Nigerians, majority are happy and glad that you took the frontal battle to this community of confusionists and upholders of negative and insidious appearances.
“Continue to serve Nigeria to the best of your ability, encourage our return to the best usage of our culture and also focus on the youth who are future defenders of our culture. Do well to develop cultural programmes that can help restore our pride in our heritage and history.”
Bobrisky had received a warning from Runsewe to desist from engaging in acts that rubbishes Nigeria’s rich culture. But the controversial cross-dresser fired back by boasting that nobody could touch him because he had connections in ‘high places.’ But in a move that signalled NCAC’s intent to protect Nigeria’s culture, the police in Lagos on August 31 sealed two venues scheduled to host the 28th birthday celebration of Bobrisky while the cross-dresser went into hiding thereafter.