The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi has tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus after contracting he virus seven days ago.
A statement on Monday by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, said his colleague recovered following the 14-days mandatory isolation. He added that the Commissioner retook a COVID-19 PCR test which returned negative on Sunday evening.
The statement reads: “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- washing their hands, wearing face masks and avoiding large gatherings, among others.”
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. @jidesanwoolu @drobafemihamzat #ForAGreaterLagos pic.twitter.com/naNTou2TwT
— Gbenga Omotoso (@gbenga_omo) August 31, 2020