The Christian Pilgrims Commission of Nigeria (NCPC) has refused to appoint Tonto Dikeh as ambassador for peace building.
The Nollywood actress took to her Instagram account on Friday to announce that she is now the “Proud Ambassador of the Christian Pilgrimage Commission of Nigeria (NCPC) for Peacebuilding. ”
She urged her followers to pray for her as she began to build peace across the six geopolitical zones of the country because peace is essential.
The news, however, generated comments from Nigerians on social media who thought the controversial actress was not the right person for the situation because of her lifestyle.
Responding, the NCPC in a statement released Friday dismissed the post.
Read the statement:
“The NCPC Nigeria Christian Pilgrimage Commission wants to say that King Tonto Dikeh visited the official court of the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrimage Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam on February 25, 2021 at the Commission’s corporate headquarters in Abuja.
“As the founder of the Tonto Dikeh Foundation, she expressed her willingness and interest in engaging with the Commission in the field of peacebuilding.
“She also joined the mission to commend the NCPC leader for its progressive and non-stop peace campaigns across the country.
“However, all of a sudden we are overwhelmed by the actress’s claims that she has been officially appointed as Ambassador of Peace by this major Commission. This claim has gone viral in the media.
“The Commission complains about this claim which is a true statement of what happened and wants to say that it is false information.
“The fact remains that the NCPC Executive Secretary has never appointed Tonto Dikeh as Ambassador of Peace for the NCPC.
“Nevertheless, we value her desire to work with us in our peace-building campaigns and in the area of pilgrimage support to the Holy Land.”