NCDC, Dettol and other brands disown Funke Akindele after arrest over party amid law against public gathering


Embattled Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele has been alienated by Dettol Nigeria and the Naigerian Centre for Disease Control after flouting the social distancing order imposed on the residents of Lagos in view of the Coronavirus outbreak ravaging the state.

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.

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News broke earlier today that the actress held a house party in honour of her husband who celebraed his birthday on Saturday.

Taking to their official pages, the renowned antiseptic brand and national agency have distanced themselves from Funke who is the brand ambassador for the awareness campaign for the deadly 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.

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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.

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