Update: Lagos Health Commissioner, Prof. Abayomi, Test Negative To COVID-19

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The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who tested positive to the Corona Virus on August 24, has recovered. The Lagos Information Commissioner made the announcement of his recovery.

The news of Abayomi’s recovery was contained in a statement tweeted by Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso on Monday.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

Lagos Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu was delighted with Abayomi’s recovery, which was confirmed after his COVID-19 test came out negative on Sunday, Omotoso said.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

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