The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has on Sunday, said that Actress, Funke Akindele Bello, also known as Jenifa, is not its Brand Ambassador.
This is coming shortly after the Lagos State Police Command arrested the Actress, for hosting a house party that contravened the lockdown order of the government.
The Actress has appeared in adverts for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, and Dettol, calling on Nigerians to observe social distancing and good hygiene, in recent times, amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
She was arrested at her residence on Sunday, and has been taken to the State Criminal Investigation Department, CID, Panti, Yaba.
Reacting via its Twitter handle, on Sunday evening, the Centre 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.”
Similarly, Dettol Nigeria, said: “We have been made aware through the 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 organisation 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.”