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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Lagos Commissioner For Health, Akin Abayomi Recovers From COVID-19, Tests Negative

Professor Akin Abayomi, the Lagos State Commissioner for Health who tested positive to the ravaging coronavirus has reportedly recovered.

The Commissioner was said to have been tested positive for COVID-19 and had since gone into isolation.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, in a statement on Monday, said the Health Commissioner would resume his duties gradually.

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-watching their hands, wearing face masks and avoiding large gatherings, among others.”

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