The Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC) has refuted Actress Tonto Dikeh’s self claimed of being appointed as the commission’s ambassador of peace.
The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Rev Yakubu Pam, disclosed this in a statement on Friday night, describing Dikeh’s claim as “spurious, unfounded and should be discarded and seen by all Nigerians as a figment of her imagination.”
Recall that the actress had on social media celebrated her “appointment” as an ambassador of the NCPC.
She tweeted on Friday that “I am now a proud Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Ambassador for peace building.”
“Need your prayers as we embark on Peace building across the six (6) geopolitical Zones of the Nation because peace is indispensable.”
However, Pam in his statement stated that “I wish to state in categorical terms that Tonto Dikeh paid an official courtesy visit to me as the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission on 25th February, 2021 at the corporate headquarters of the Commission in Abuja.
“As the founder of The 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 me the NCPC boss for my positive and relentless peace initiatives across the country.
“However, I am suddenly inundated with claims from Tonto Dikeh herself that she has been officially appointed as Ambassador of peace by this great Commission. This claim has gone virile in the media.
“The Commission frowns at this claim which is a clear misrepresentation of what transpired. The fact remains that the I the Executive Secretary of NCPC never appointed Tonto Dikeh as an Ambassador of Peace for NCPC and this was not part of her visit therefore this claim by her is spurious, unfounded and should be discarded and seen by all Nigerians as a figment of her imagination.
“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.”