Lagos Health Commissioner, Abayomi recovers from COVID-19


Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has recovered from the novel coronavirus disease.

He tested positive for the virus August, 24, after which he went on compulsory isolation.

Announcing his new status, Gbenga Omotoso, Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, in a statement issued today said the COVID-19 Deputy Incident Commander would resume his full duties in earnest.

According to him, “It is with gratitude to God that I announce the recovery and subsequent negative test for COVID-19 of the Honorable Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi. Following the mandatory isolation, the Commissioner retook a COVID-19 PCR test which returned negative yesterday evening.

“Professor Abayomi is very grateful and humbled by the deep concern shown and expressed by Executive Council members, civil servants, Lagos residents, Nigerians, both locally and in the diaspora, through prayers, messages, phone calls and gifts.

“He will be returning to his full duties gradually and remains resolute in delivering the mandate of Mr. Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, whom he says stood by him steadfastly in these trying times and is very appreciative of.

“Governor Sanwo-Olu, the Incident Commander, is excited by the news and urges Lagosians to realise that COVID-19 is still with us; they should keep obeying the guidelines- watching their hands, wearing face masks and avoiding large gatherings, among others.”


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