Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has given two Nigerian musicians, Timi Dakolo and Mr Eazi appointments as ambassadors
According to a statement released by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday in Abuja, the Federal Government has appointed two popular musicians, Timi Dakolo and Mr Eazi, as anti-tobacco ambassadors.
The appointment is was part of the announcement by the ministry of a planned launch on June 15 in Abuja of a six months national tobacco control communications campaign.
The minister who said their appointment was to leverage on the musician’s influence with young Nigerians in a statement read had this to say
“‘The Tobacco-Free Nigeria’ campaign, aims to educate Nigerians on the NTC Act 2015 and raise awareness on the dangers of tobacco smoke.
“The campaign will leverage on social media and offline interactions to reach young Nigerians, especially second-hand smokers who need to be aware of the ban of smoking in public places and protect themselves.”
Saadatu Aliyu of the World Economic Forum’s Abuja Global Shapers Hub was also as anti-tobacco ambassadors.
Congratulations to them.