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Funke Akindele Is Not Our Brand Ambassador – NCDC

Posted by  on April 6th, 2020.


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, on Sunday, has said that Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele also known as Jenifa, is no longer it’s brand ambassador.

This announcement was made shortly after a video of the actress and her husband, JJCSkillz holding a house party went viral on the internet.

After many reactions and reports from Nigerians about the party, the Lagos State Police Command arrested the actress for violating the lockdown order of the government.

The actress had addressed Nigerians to observe social distancing and personal hygiene to stop further spread of the COVID-19 virus in the country in adverts for the NCDC and Dettol.

According to the NCDC, via their twitter handle, they said “As an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria, NCDC has not engaged brand ambassadors as part of our response to COVID-19. We continue to emphasise that all Nigerians maintain social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

Dettol Nigeria also reacted to the video via their Twitter handle, “We have been made aware through social media that Funke Akindele recently, acting in her personal capacity, had a celebration which is against the caution to the public on social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The NCDC partnered with Dettol on a public service message to educate our communities about preventive measures against COVID-19. Funke is not a brand ambassador of the NCDC.

“As a responsible organization and brand, Dettol does not condone any breach of the guidelines on COVID-19.

“As an organisation, we are concerned at the turn of events.

“We will continue to support NCDC and the Nigerian government to fight COVID-19.”

The actress was arrested at her residence in Amen Estate and was taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba.

Meanwhile, the Police has begun a manhunt for Funke’s husband, Abdulrasheed Bello aka JJC Skillz and singer Azeez Fashola aka Naira Marley, who were present at the party.

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