Funke Akindele not our brand ambassador – NCDC

Moments after Nollywood actress and movie producer, Funke Akindele was arrested on Sunday, April 5; Dettol and the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control, NCDC reacted to the news.

Specifically, the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control, NCDC has denied having any affiliation with the Nollywood actress; especially as their brand ambassador.

Equally important, this disclaimer came after the actress was arrested for hosting a house party on Saturday, April 4, 2020; to celebrate her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello’s birthday in contravention of the lockdown order in Lagos State.

Debunking the claim; the NCDC said it didn’t engage any brand ambassador to push its messages on precautionary measures on coronavirus.

Read their tweet below.

Also corroborating the NCDC, Dettol Nigeria in a series of tweet on Sunday affirmed that the actress is not a brand ambassador of the NCDC.

Specifically, Dettol tweeted, “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 organization, we are concerned at the turn of events. We will continue to support NCDC and the Nigerian govt to fight COVID-19.”

Equally important, the Lagos Infection Diseases Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) prescribes a jail term of one month; or N100,000 fine or both; for persons found guilty of hosting gatherings or flouting the lockdown order.


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