Funke Akindele appointed as a Polio Ambassador

Funke Akindele recently joined the growing number of public figures and celebrities participating in the Rotary Club’s “This Close” public awareness campaign for polio eradication. Her rep exclusively confirmed hat she will help Rotary achieve its goal of a polio-free world in a new public awareness campaign.

In the “This Close” campaign, she will raise her thumb and fore finger in the ad tagline “We’re this close to ending polio”.

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Speaking about her appointment, Funke said;

“I feel so honored to be part of a charitable cause like this. I accepted this appointment because polio kills or paralyzes children and Rotary is committed to ending this terrible disease worldwide.” the Jenifa star said in statement. “I also learned that the world has never been so close to eradication of polio since the mid 80’s thanks to the vigorous efforts of Rotary International and its partners.”

She will be unveiled to the media on Tuesday 24th October 2013 as part of the activities lined up to mark the world polio day.

With her appiontment, Funke joins Bill Gates, Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, action movie star Jackie Chan and Pop star PSY.

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