The new face of Dettol, Funke Akindele was recently hosted on the popular Silverbird TV breakfast show, ‘Today on STV’, where she discussed her career, motherhood and her CSR work on promoting hygiene and good health in Nigeria through Dettol’s Clean Naija Initiative. The Jenifa star also spoke on the need for better general health practices including daily hand hygiene as this singular act can prevent illnesses like diarrhea, making families and communities healthier and happier.

The Clean Naija initiative, which was created to achieve a cleaner nation through the continuous habit of proper handwashing and personal hygiene, has so far, through mass awareness, social education and provision of infrastructure for proper hand hygiene habits has been achieving its mandate so far.

Speaking on what her partnership with Dettol means to Nigerians, Funke Akindele said, “Our goal is to get 20 million clean hands by the end of year 2020, and as such, I’d personally champion the promotion of proper personal hygiene in Nigeria. This is possible because, Dettol has products such as the antiseptic liquid, the anti-bacterial soap and hand sanitizer which will be instrumental to the achievement of our mandate.”

Rounding on the time on the show, she made an announcement to the starting the National Handwash Challenge which is a social campaign that will help raise the consciousness of Handwashing amongst active Nigerians.

For participation and to get the conversation going, she asked people to join the challenge by taking a picture or video whilst washing their hands, after which they’d post it on social media, tag @DettolNigeria and @CleanNaijaNG, and also tag 5 of their friends to do the same using the hashtag #DettolCleanNaija.