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It’s unfair to condemn Runs girls and not address sports betting – Uche Nnaji

Fashion Designer, Uche Nnaji has written on how worrisome it is now that most Nigerian youths are engaging in sports betting and everyone seems to take it as the norm.

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It’s unfair to condemn Runs girls and not address sports betting – Uche Nnaji


In a post shared on his Facebook page this evening, Nnaji said that as much as religious bodies preach against girls doing runs, they should also speak up against sports betting, which is what most young men have resorted to instead of seeking employment.

Read what he wrote below:

A new epidemic is gradually rising and ravaging the youthfulness of our ideal youths , it is not CODEIN, TRAMADOL, MONKEY TAIL or any of those drugs that’s some Nigerian pop stars exalt in their music. This new epidemic stealthily ravaging our youths is something that growing up as a lad in Assemblies of God Church in Olodi-Apapa, Pastors preached against gambling and POOL playing. This was actually frowned upon as it was seen as promoting LAZINESS and GREED . But today the same POOL that was a past time of OLD-Retired Men has become a mainstay for majority of able bodied Nigerian male youth population.

Come to Admiralty in Lekki 1 and see how any space with a BETTING sign is packed with people standing outside waiting for their turn to PLAY.
The irony in all of this is that the POOR /Simple-minded remain the victim as with little as #100, they say a little prayer and BETs with the HOPE of a miraculous breakthrough.
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The Govt may not know the monster it is breeding as their interest may just be the TAX collected from these BETting houses, but I believe the “Religious bodies “ have a role to play in curtailing this cancerous trend eating deep into the core fabric of our youths.

I have already encouraged few of my pastor friends to start speaking up against this because it is unfair to preach against “Runs” girls and not address the “BET “ /Gambling Boys because one thing drives both…GREED.

Anyway let me close my mouth before they will say asides FASHION & STYLE what else does he know sef

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218 Comments

  1. Betting is also one of the major reason why most Nigeria youth are lazy because they believe if there keep playing money will come

  2. I reasoned with this guy. He got my mind. Pastors should please preach against it vehemently. It has really taken its toll on Nigerian youths. May God help our Pastors.

  3. All this is lack of Jobs and business most of them are graduate but they find them self in that case

  4. Your actually saying the truth, they see no evil in gambling, but only believed that prostitution is the worst they are two evil channel the devil has crafted to destroy the youth,

  5. Every one likes easy money,you can’t blame people for betting when there’s nothing better to do with their hands you have made your point, though you in Nigeria we always overdo anything pushed into our hands

  6. She’s right though. I can only talk about my own religion. Betting is not allowed in Islam, whether you like it or not.

  7. You have said it all, sporting betting as simple people think it is..is gambling and some of youth believes the only way to financial freedom is through that. It is wrong and it should be shunned in this society

  8. It is because of no job that’s why most youth find them selves in betting or playing betnaija ….

  9. Obviously,All this causes lack of jobs,they depend on commercial sex workers or prostitution to get money.including playing of gambling,is by luck of winning to get money.

  10. Our economy is down, no job so what did you expect from the youth? I will encourage sport betting and runs girls than stealing.

  11. The guy is right but I see nothing to be blame or condem about bet playing,bcus it’s youth empowerment.but for a girl to be sleeping around with different men is totally bad behavior because her life is at risk and

  12. You are really hitting the right point and this particular area need to be strongly emphasize to encourage youth to look for something reasonable and payable to do with their time and money….than spending their earning on betting…..is really a secret cancerous disease eating our youth gradually….

  13. Brother true talk but where is the job here in the his country, the trying to make little out of it for daily bread, you are right in your saying but, is when you have money then you plan to create job for yourself, but if you don’t have capital what then will you do, then you go for the cheaper way to make money

  14. I don’t really see anything wrong in betting, once you don’t involve in fictitious rituals to win, somegraduates and undergraduates see it as a source of making money

  15. Both betting and prostitution are all same ..so same advice should be given to both parties..but mostly for betting baffles me most in that our strong youths no more engage in any work but to gamble and hope (waiting for manner to fal from heaven) why don’t you also engage in any hand work which will do you more good….Do you ever imagine how does it make sense to chase 200k,50k,10k with just #100 I know they do win but is very rare…please let’s just help ourselves on this our youthful age…and engage in something meaningful that will help our future
    As for runs girls …how can a yooung decent girl show you her nakedness for you to have sex with her in exchange of money…is unheard of but it is now rampant…why? Because our girls welcomed it…in this action those girls are exposed to any kind of diseases and infection which is very bad,you have no excuses or reasons to engage in such act please lets widen up and build a great nation

  16. He’s not far from the truth. I reason with him but all the same I blame the government who has created the environment through lack of job opportunities and poor infrastructures making a lot of youths to believe in miracles through playing bets with hope of winning big and have a life .

  17. I see truth in your words.. Everybody wants quick money, nobody wants to sweat for money ,the truth is that no amount of talking or condemnation can help it,its only when they start loosing then stopping it will come

  18. Both Betting and prostituting is under d Same category all dis are happening because of our government

  19. God help our youths and our government for failing to provide jobs and empowerment which have lead this youth to betting

  20. The decide what to do with their money, one day the can win millions of naira in that so called betting so i am not against it.

  21. Both Betting and runs girls are under the Same category all because of masses unemployment in the country, while government has no solution to it

  22. I agree with u because sport betting is also bad instead of them to look for work they won’t they will want to play a game that is going to increase their money is bad the government should pls take fast action before it too long

  23. So much on point charity begins at home I pray we find lasting solution to this predicament that befall us in Nigeria

  24. Gbam!you hav spoken well .they should start preaching against sport betting..this is modern days gambling.may God help our youth .they steal money 2 make sure they play.

  25. You have said it all and heaven has heard your voice. both Runs girls sports betting is condemned and should be addressed by every parents and religious leaders.

  26. I think this guy is right, in my own opinion although both runs girl and sports betting are wrong and shouldn’t be encouraged but one is still better than the other. Sports betting is bad but runs girls is worse. Both should be preached against.

  27. No job no money how do expect youth to do steal or what. The blame is on our government they are the course of everything

  28. This is so true and interesting as well…..both sports betting and prostitute none is better
    So of our youths are now addicted to betting they can do practically anything even stealing to ensure they get the money for betting which is too bad

  29. Our youths needs prayers indeed. Those games were for the aged ones before now. But this days our youths has taking over completely.
    God help our nation.

  30. This is so true and interesting as well…..both sports betting and prostitute none is better
    So many of our youths are now addicted to betting they can do practically anything to ensure they get the money for betting which is too bad

  31. Never support Man u, Chelsea, Arsenal or even supper Eagle and then condemn betting it will be pure HYPOCRISY. because in either case you would hoping that the team you support win and that’s gambling

  32. If our country is filled with jobs we wouldn’t see all this but it’s not an excuse. Most of them need quick cash by such involving in divers deeds

  33. Agreed, gambling is not a wonderful thing especially if one overdoes it to the detriment of his jobs. But there is no way u can equate betting with prostitution. Prostituion is a sin against ur own body. Haba nothing to compare in them abeg

  34. How can you compare a glorified prostitution (runs girl) with sports betting. The two things are completely different. Remember that sports betting is supported by a certain part of the Constitution and it also brings revenue to the government through tax while the runs girl business is completely not recognise.

  35. I agree with you base on religion background, but wait, without sport betting some of us cannot leave well because of lack of job opportunity in our country.

  36. your point is right sport betting has become the other of the day and something have to be done about it.

  37. Betting has nothing to do with runs….. In betting you gamble in runs you sell your body…. Pls how do they relate

  38. Sports betting is common among most youths now a days it distract them from doing important things. I think something needs to be done urgent.

  39. Am totally in support of this as most youths ate now lazy. They get money to play bets but they hardly eat. Where could they get the money for the bet from if not by stealing?

  40. how do the two look alike?
    one is prostitution the other is business to both parties involve.
    nawa to some people oh.

  41. Betting is not good, the leaders of today at the home front, government levels etc should organize campaigns against it and salvage the future of Nigerian youths

  42. There is no way sport betting can be compared to runs …but I agree with him in the sense that both of them are driven by greed

  43. It good that you have spoken about it ,and at the same time you can stage an awareness program about it

  44. i have a question for you guys o. can you people real know how to say the truth for once. well to me Runs girl is bad o. but betting is good. I can prove it

  45. You have a point young man, some certain things which the church are supposed to preach against are not being said all attention are now in donation.

  46. The word “unfair” is irrelevant here. None is good , but address it in such a way that being a runs girl is not okay just like gambling as well

  47. Most youths see betting not as a harmful habit and possible addiction but as fun and a money-doubling venture. Motivational speakers and pastors should expose and condemn it for what it is.

  48. Runs girls and betting are two different things. Selling of your body is wrong. Some guys use betting as means to earn money

  49. This is the real truth…even parents are not saying anything about dis issue of Sports betting in Nigeria.They should put a law to it

  50. I disagree with what you said,they are different thing, though both of them are easy money making but proustite is a sin which the Bible condemn

  51. Runs girls and betting are two different thing. Girls should stop Selling their Body. Betting is a means of livelihood for d youths.

  52. He is really speaking sense, the rate of betting amongst our Nigerian youths today should also be addressed, youth should also explore for other legitimate means of making money, what is not right is not right, what is right is right

  53. Your actually saying the truth, they see no evil in gambling, but only believed that prostitution is the worst they are two evil channel the devil has crafted to destroy the youth,

  54. Betting is not a bad thing, it is legitimate, so don’t come here and start comparing it with all those girls that are into runz because the both are entirely two different things, since the government don’t want to provide jobs, we will keep betting

  55. Hmm… What has runs and betting has to be In common,nawo my dear betting is much more better than runs girls.for me I can’t condemn anybody because they have their own reasons for that besides is their life. God is the only Judge we have.

  56. If you don’t want youths to invest their time in betting then government should provide jobs and employers should employ youths

  57. All this betting you are saying cause by unemployment… When you don’t have anything doing n you need money to feed urself n cater for your need..that is why you see them hoping in God that with this 100 naira they should make 50k by betting..pls don’t blame them.

  58. Betting is a legal business in Nigeria, but prostitution is absolutely unacceptable professional practices, but betting is not a nice choice

  59. Both are not Biblical but we all know that runs girls are likely to get infected with different diseases, I don’t think you can get infected playing sports bets

  60. Well, it might be True, Reason Is that some Don’t know What They are doing, They are possessed by evil spirits.some might be the hand work of their village people

  61. No one has the right to condemn others because those that condemn others are the ones doing the wrong things

  62. Both are different from each other. If betting is a sinner, it doesn’t defy the body unlike the other

  63. The thing about runs girls is that they are giving their body for sexuality but sport bet is nowhere sexual.

  64. You are very correct, this sport betting has become addiction to some people, the issue need to be addressed

  65. Sport betting is a modernized pool,it has eaten deep into some youth and even married men.Some women also play it.you are so right,pastors need to preach against it.

  66. Sport betting is modernized/civilized gambling. People go about doing dubious things just to make sure their predict is right. Pastors and counsellors should really teach youth to focus on working hard to earn money rather than gambling

  67. That is the outcome of unemployment in the country, government should do something about this and the youth should go learn a skill,it will help

  68. Lol
    Good point
    But abeg ashawo and sports betting no be the same oo
    Some bet for fun but who dey do runs for fun
    And the consequences no be same

  69. To me I feel both betting and prostitution are wrong means of earning money. Rather it promotes the increase of laziness among our youths.

  70. Sports betting is a more serious crime but it was legalised because of corrupt governance so in this case we can’t blame them because runs girls are going against God

  71. What you said is right but their is no job so you don’t have to blame them .bsome of them can be lucky and win.

  72. he is absolutely right as both the runs factor and betting factor are evil virtues that make individuals loose focus of themselves and detest dignity in labour!

  73. Well, I agree with you but sports betting and runs girls are very different. Both should be condemned.

  74. This young man has got a point with evidence to back it up even. Personally,I don’t think betting is a way forward for our youths.

  75. Yes I support you, according to the religious belief it is called gambling. it is not good and religious leaders should be preaching against it

  76. So is he trying to tell us to embrace runs girls and keep away from betting . I honestly don’t think he knew what he said . These are two different things . They are not even compatible sef

  77. Both runs girl show and sporty bets are wrong and should be shunned as most of its victims do not end up well but ruined.

  78. There is no comparison between the two. Runs girl are worse than guys who are involved in sport betting. Runs girls are more dangerous than sport betting.

  79. No one should condemn anything if their hands are not clean either. Even the rich bets, it’s only bad when it’s too much

  80. There is no comparison between the two. Runs girl are worse than guys who are involved in sport betting. Runs girls are more dangerous than sport betting. Pathetic

  81. The only way to address this issue is for the government to create more employment. Youth see it as a way to make quick money.

  82. Two of them should be condemned even the holy book condemn two of them because sports betting is caused by greed

  83. All this is lack of Jobs and business most of them are graduate but they find them self in that case

  84. The both of them are injurious to personal wealth and creativity of the youth towards nation building. But if the economy ain’t giving them the opportunities to explore their intellect why condemn their means…

  85. To me also they are both thesame, because greediness lead people into it, so it should be treated the same

  86. Abi o we don’t know why people do things so its wrong to judge them sha even though it’s wrong

  87. You are far from the truth both are separate entity and one is extremely bad so why trying to compare the to each other I don’t concur with this saying

  88. True talk. Betting is becoming the order of the day which isn’t a good omen for the young people that have resorted to it a a normal and only way of earning a living

  89. He is right. Both cases should be attended to seriously. Let government provide job opportunities for the youths so issues like this can be resolved

  90. I stand to condem any act of spotty betting nevertheless employment opportunity should be adequately provided

  91. People should stop condeming others for what they do with their life, this world is a free place to live in, a live your life the way it pleases you. Thank you

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