- Nigerians on social media have made a case for Nollywood actress Funke Akindele
- Many have demanded an apology from the FG on her behalf following a large gathering at Abba Kyari’s burial
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Much loved Nigerian actress Funke Akindele-Bello is currently trending on social media, following the burial ceremony of President Muhammadu Buhari’s chief of staff, Abba Kyari, who recently passed away.
The government official who died on Friday, April 17, was laid to rest during the early hours of Saturday, April 18, according to Muslim rites, and a large gathering at the burial site has caused an outrage on social media.
Disgruntled Nigerians berated the federal government for allowing the gathering of so many people at the venue, despite the fact that the president had legalized the quarantine act, which prohibits citizens from holding large gatherings in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.
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Nigerians were quick to remind the FG that Funke Akindele was only recently convicted for organizing a birthday party for her husband in their Lagos home, yet government officials have openly flouted the same rule she was convicted for.
Many submitted that the FG owes the Nollywood actress and her husband an apology. They also noted that a lot of Nigerians leaders are hypocrites who are comfortable with breaking the same laws that they make to keep things in order.
"Funke Akindele was arrested and arraigned for throwing a party in her house. Some politicians decided to organise a prayer session, hereby breaching the Presidential order & @NCDCgov guideline on social distancing, but no action will be taken because ‘proximity to power?" a Twitter user wrote.
Read what Nigerians are saying below:
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Just recently, Legit.ng reported that Funke Akindele-Bello caused a buzz on social media following her return to Instagram. The Jenifa star made her first post since her arrest and prosecution, and fans loved. She shared a photo of herself with the caption, "Breathe". Within 37 minutes of posting, the photo garnered over 73,000 likes. Fans and her industry colleagues also took to her comment section to shower her with love and accolades.
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