NCDC, Dettol And Other Brands Disown Funke Akindele After Arrest Over Party Amid Law Against Public Gathering

Just a few hours after police arrested actress Funke and her husband for defying lockdown orders, the National Centre for Disease and Control, NCDC has debunked reports that Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele is one of its ambassadors.

Funke Akindele appeared in an advert on the NCDC website as a COVID-19 ambassador where she was educating Nigerians on preventive measures against coronavirus.

But, NCDC in a post on its Twitter page said the agency has not engaged any brand ambassador as part of its response to Covid-19.

The tweet read: “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 #COVID19.Stay home and stay safe.”

Dettol also distanced themselves from the actress in a tweet.

The tweet read: “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.”