The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has confirmed that actress Funke Akindele, popularly known as Jenifa, was not its brand ambassador.
It was reveals after the Lagos State Police Command arrested Jenifa for hosting a house party during this lockdown order of the government.
It was reported that Funke Akindele had appeared in adverts for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Dettol, calling on Nigerians to observe social distancing and hygiene.
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.
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.
Similarly, 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.”