Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham has denied ever replacing fellow actress who she referred to as a senior colleague, Funke Akindele as the brand ambassador of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
Social media had been awash with reports that Toyin Abraham had taken over Funke Akindele-Bello’s position after she flouted Federal Government social distancing directives with her infamous house party organised for her husband Abdul Rasheed Bello a.k.a. JJC Skillz.
The rumours were further fuelled after the NCDC shared a recent video on their social media page with caption; “In Yoruba language, actress @toyin_abraham1 talks about how to protect yourself and prevent the spread of #COVID19
However, the actress in a statement on her Instagram page made it clear that she never replaced her colleague Funke Akindele as an ambassador, adding that she was merely showing support towards the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The statement by the actress reads thus in detail; “It has just been brought to my attention that blogs are reporting that I am now NCDC ambassador, implying that I have been used to replace a colleague. That line of thought necessitated 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.
“I support the campaign against Covid-19, I appeared on a video campaign against the pandemic but please let’s not drag another person down. Thank you,” she added on Instagram.