NCDC ambassador Funke Akindele comes under fire for holding party during lockdown


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Popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele-Bello has been slammed on social media for holding a party in her Lagos home during the ongoing lockdown.

She had hosted an in-house party on Saturday to mark the birthday of her husband, Abdul Rasheed Bello, better known as JJC Skillz.

Social media enthusiasts said her action became more condemnable given that she is an ambassador of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Federal Government agency coordinating the nation’s response to the coronavirus.

Akindele-Bello had appeared in a recent NCDC video where she urged Nigerians to observe all of the agency’s guidelines so as to stay safe during the crisis.

One of the measures she advocated was “social distancing”, which requires every person to keep a certain distance away from other people to avoid spreading the virus.

Videos of the party circulating on social media showed that this was not observed.

Also, the party allegedly had at least 50 persons, violating lockdown protocols and the Lagos State Government’s directive banning gatherings of more than 20 persons.

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In the same vein, two entertainers with a recent history of visiting the United Kingdom, Naira Marley and Eniola Badmus, reportedly attended the party, heightening risks of coronavirus spread.

Many Nigerians who took to Twitter on Sunday vented their annoyance at the actress and her husband and called for their arrest.

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