The 2 well known brands who are at the forefront of our battle against the spread of the pandemic, that is COVID-19 (Coronavirus) that has caught the whole world napping has distanced themselves from Funke Akindele-Bello popularly known to most as JENIFA, in the aftermath of her hosting a party for her husband with more than 20 people in attendance, contrary to the stay-at-home, social distancing advise of the Government.
The Bellos made a critical error in judgement by first hosting the party and then now, posting the party on social media, for which they are now facing the music and paying the price.
For that critical error, the particular body, which is the NCDC, that is saddled with the task of nipping the spread of the virus in the bud and maybe helping to find a cure or vaccine to deal with the pandemic bin Nigeria has come out in strong terms to deny that the ace actress/comic is their ambassador. Contrary to everyone’s belief. Following after them in denying Funke was also another brand-Dettol.
Funke had appeared in an advert for NCDC and Dettol, where she called on Nigerians to observe social distancing and hygiene.
However, the NCDC, in a tweet on Sunday said as an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria, it had not engaged brand ambassadors as part of its response to COVID-19.
“We continue to emphasise that all Nigerians maintain social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Also, Dettol Nigeria on its twitter page said “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.”