Lagos Health Commissioner, Akin Abayomi, Survives COVID-19

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, has recovered from the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The commissioner, who is also the Deputy Incident Commander, retook a COVID-19 PCR test on Sunday and was returned negative.

Abayomi expressed gratitude to Lagosians and others for their deep concern through prayers, messages, phone calls and gifts.


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“It is with gratitude to God that I announce the recovery and subsequent negative test for COVID-19 of the Honourable Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi.

“Following the mandatory isolation, the Commissioner retook a COVID-19 PCR test which returned negative yesterday evening.


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“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,” said a statement by Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso.

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