Lagos Health Commissioner, Abayomi Recovers from COVID-19

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Commissioner for Health, Lagos State, Prof. Akin Abayomi

Martins Ifijeh

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has recovered from COVID-19.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Lagos State, Mr. Gbenga Omotosho, made this known yesterday.

Abayomi had on August 24 announced that he tested positive for the virus.

Announcing Abayomi’s recovery, Omotosho tweeted, “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.

“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.

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

“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.”