The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC and Dettol Nigeria, react to Funke Akindele’s arrest by the Lagos state police
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC and Dettol Nigeria, react to Funke Akindele’s arrest by the Lagos state police. She was arrested for flouting the lockdown order in Lagos State.
Funke and her husband, JJC Skillz had a birthday party at their Amen estate home in Lagos state on saturday night and was attended by quite a number of people which contravenes the social distancing order of the Lagos state government.
She was picked up by men of the Lagos state police command yesterday evening while her husband, singer Naira Marley have been asked to come forward for questioning.
Recall that shortly after the Coronavirus pandemic began in Lagos, Funke ran a video campaign sponsored by Dettol. In the video, she emphasised on the need for Nigerians to practice proper hygiene such as washing of their hands and social distancing.
Many Nigerians on Twitter this morning bashed her for flouting the social distancing she advised Nigerians about in her campaign ad for Dettol.
Shortly after the news of her arrest broke, Dettol Nigeria on its Twiter page, said as a responsible organization, it does not condone any breach of the guidelines on Covid-19 and are concerned about the turn of events. NCDC on its part said it has not engaged brand ambassdors as part of its response to COVID-19.
See NCDC’s reaction below;
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.— DettolNigeria (@DettolNigeria) April 5, 2020
As an agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria, NCDC has not engaged brand ambassadors as part of our response to #COVID19— NCDC (@NCDCgov) April 5, 2020
We continue to emphasise that all Nigerians maintain #socialdistancing to prevent the spread of #COVID19#StayHomeStaySafe https://t.co/jPquFV2Y9u
Source: The African Media