Barely 24 hours, NCPC withdraws Tonto Dikeh’s ambassador appointment

Barely 24 hours, NCPC withdraws Tonto Dikeh’s ambassador appointment

The Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) Ambassador for peacebuilding has denied appointing Nollywood actress, Tonto Dike as their ambassador.

The head of media and public Relations NCPC, Celestine Toruka commission made this known via their official Twitter page where they insisted the mother of one only paid an official courtesy visit to the Executive secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission.

Kemi Filani recalls that the single mother of one was named a Christian ambassador for peace.

The press statement which was dated 26th February 2021 reads;

“The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission NCPC wishes to state in categorical terms that King Tonto Dikeh paid an official courtesy visit to the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission Rev Yakubu Pam on 25th February, 2021 at the corporate headquarters of the Commission in Abuja.

As the founder of Tonto Dikeh Foundation, she expressed her willingness and interest in partnering with the Commission in the area of peace building.

She equally cashed in on the visit to commend the NCPC boss for his positive and relentless peace initiatives across the country.

However, we are suddenly inundated with claims from King Tonto Dikeh herself that she has been officially appointed as Ambassador of peace by this great Commission. This claim has gone virile in the media.

The Commission frowns at this claim which is a clear misrepresentation of what transpired.

The fact remains that the Executive Secretary of NCPC never appointed King Tonto Dikeh an Ambassador of Peace for NCPC and this was not part of her visit therefore this claim by her is spurious, unfounded and should be discarded and seen by all Nigerians as a figment of her imagination.

Nevertheless, we appreciate her desire to partner with us in our peace building initiatives and in the area of pilgrimage sponsorship to the Holy Land.


Celestine Toruka

Head Media and Public Relations NCPC