Renowned actress and movie producer, Funke Akindele (Jenifa) has been appointed a Polio Ambassador by the Rotary Club International. Jenifa will help Rotary achieve its goal of a polio-free world in a new public awareness campaign called “this close” by raising her thumb and forefinger in the “this close”gesture in the ad tagline “we’re this close to ending polio”.
“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. 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 said.
The actress will be unveiled to the media next month as part of the activities lined up to mark the World Polio Day.
With her recent appointment as polio ambassador, Funke Akindele joins the likes of Bill Gates, Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, action movie star Jackie Chan, Pop star PSY , Dan Maraya Jos and Sanni Danjer.
Congratulations to Ms Akindele!