BEVERLY HILLS, February 27, (THEWILL) – Contrary to her claim to being appointed an Ambassador for Peace Building, Tonto Dikeh has been disowned by the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC).
Dikeh had taken to her Instagram account on Friday to disclose that she’s now a “proud Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) Ambassador for Peace Building”.
The actress also enjoined her fans to pray for her as she began her peace building assignment across the six geopolitical zones of the nation.
The news, however, sparked reactions on social media as many were of the opinion that the actress did not deserve the position due to her controversial lifestyle.
Reacting, the NCPC in a statement released on Friday disowned the appointment.
The statement read: “The Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission NCPC wishes to state that King Tonto Dikeh paid an official courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Rev Yakubu Pam on 25th February, 2021 at the corporate headquarters of the Commission in Abuja.
“As the founder of Tonto Dikeh Foundation, she expressed her willingness and interest in partnering with the Commission in the area of peace building.
“She equally cashed in on the visit to commend the NCPC boss for his positive and relentless peace initiatives across the country.
“However, we are suddenly clouded with claims that the actress has been officially appointed as Ambassador of peace by this great Commission. This claim has gone viral in the media.
“The Commission frowns at this claim which is a clear misrepresentation of what transpired and wishes to state that it is false information.
“The fact remains that the Executive Secretary of NCPC never appointed Tonto Dikeh an Ambassador of Peace for NCPC.
“Nevertheless, we appreciate her desire to partner with us in our peace building initiatives and in the area of pilgrimage sponsorship to the Holy Land.”
Meanwhile, the actress has denied any wrongdoing, saying there was video evidence.
Tonto wrote on Instagram: “There are video proofs but I will rather take the fall and respect the commission decision.
“Thanks to every Christian body that fought against this growth.”