Sunday, 20 August 2017

Federal Ministry of Health warns Nigerians against Olamide’s new song ‘Wo!’

Olamide’s new song ‘Wo!’ may be the latest Nigerian hit song. In the eyes of the Federal Ministry Of Health, it is a danger to the public.

The ministry revealed on its Twitter account that Wo which featured a line were Olamide mentions cigarettes contravenes Nigeria’s laws on Tobacco advertising, promotion & sponsorship.

According to them, the video promotes a dangerous habit that encourages second-hand smoking.The risks from this include cancers, respiratory & cardiovascular diseases.

Their announcement on Twitter reads:
The public is informed of the dangerous public health content & violation of 🇳🇬 Tobacco Ctrl Act 2015 in “Wo” by @olamide_YBNL #ClearTheAir
The content & video contains scenes that violates the ban on Tobacco Advertising, Promotion & Sponsorship provision of the act #ClearTheAir
The video promoting a dangerous habit encourages second-hand smoking. The risks include cancers, respiratory & cardiovascular diseases
Nigerians who found their announcement unnecessary and unprofessional blasted the Ministry. Read it all below:

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