I’m Not An Ambassador For NCDC – Toyin Abraham
Nollywood actress and movie producer, has debunked reports that she is now the ambassador for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on the coronavirus pandemic.
LPOn Thursday, the NCDC had shared a video of the actress sensitising members of the public on the importance of regular hand washing and other safety tips needed to avoid contracting the killer virus.
There were widespread reports on social media that the agency had unveiled the movie star as its ambassador.
The reports also claimed that she is replacing Funke Akindele, despite the agency’s recent announcement that it never engaged the ‘Jenifa’s Diary’ star.
But reacting to the speculations on Friday, Abraham said the video was only a way of showing her support for the ongoing campaign against the pandemic in the country.
“It has just being brought to my attention that blogs are reporting that I am now NCDC ambassador. Implying that I have been used to replace a senior colleague,” the statement read.
“That line of thought necessitate I put this out there. I am not an ambassador to NCDC. I do not like the narrative that I am trying to take advantage of a bad situation.
“Please I support the campaign against Covid-19, I appeared on a video campaign against the pandemic but please let’s not drag anyone down. Thank you.”