The Nationwide Centre for Illness and Management, NCDC has debunked studies that Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele is one in every of its ambassadors.
Funke Akindele appeared in an advert on NCDC web site the place she was educating Nigerians on preventive measures towards coronavirus.
Stories had that the ‘Jenifa’ crooner was an envoy to the company.
Nevertheless, her latest motion the place she organized a home social gathering and violated the lockdown order by the state and federal authorities raised issues about her tainting the picture of the company.
However, NCDC in a publish on its Twitter web page stated the company has not engaged any model ambassador as a part of its response to Covid-19.
The tweet learn: “As an company of the Federal Authorities of Nigeria, NCDC has not engaged model ambassadors as a part of our response to Covid-19.
“We proceed to emphasize that every one Nigerians preserve social distancing to forestall the unfold of #COVID19.Keep residence and keep secure.”
Additionally, Dettol in an announcement on its Twitter web page confused that the advert with Funke Akindele is a collaboration to assist NCDC educate communities in regards to the unfold of Coronavirus.
The tweet learn: “The NCDC partnered with Dettol on a public service message to teach our communities about preventive measures towards COVID-19. Funke is just not a model ambassador of the NCDC.
“As a accountable group and model Dettol doesn’t condone any breach of the rules on Covid-19. As a company we’re involved on the flip of occasions.
“We’ll proceed to assist NCDC and the Nigerian govt to struggle COVID-19.”
In the meantime, Police in an announcement signed by DSP Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer and forwarded to DAILY POST on Sunday, arrested Funke Akindele for violating restriction orders in Lagos State.
This was few hours after the actress apologized for her actions on her Instagram web page.