Breaking: NCDC disowns Funke Akindele, Dettol reacts


More trouble have continued to stair Funke Akindele on the face after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disowned her as it brand ambassador.

NCDC denied that it has not engaged any celebrity as official brand ambassador moments after Police arrested Funke also known as Jenifer.

She was earlier arrested on Sunday, day after she violated guidelines put in place by the federal and state governments.

She was arrested at her residence in Amen Estate off the Lekki-Epe Expressway and had been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba.

NCDC in putting the record straight said, “As an agency of the , 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.

Also, Dettol Nigeria, said, “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 govt to fight COVID-19.”

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