Funke Akindele not our brand ambassador – NCDC

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.


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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.


Funke Akindele


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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