Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has recovered from the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19.
Recall that a statement by Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, last Monday, August 24, disclosed that Abayomi had tested positive for the disease.
But in a statement Monday morning, Omotoso disclosed that the health commissioner has now tested negative for COVID-19.
According to the information commissioner, Abayomi is “very grateful and humbled by the deep concern” expressed by Executive Council members, civil servants, Lagos residents, Nigerians, both locally and in the diaspora, through prayers, messages, phone calls and gifts.
Omotoso disclosed that the health commissioner would be returning to his full duties gradually.
“It is with gratitude to God that I announce the recovery & subsequent negative test for COVID-19 of the Honourable Commissioner for Health and COVID-19 Lagos Deputy Incident Commander, Prof. Akin Abayomi,” the statement said.
“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 Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, whom he says stood by him steadfastly in these trying times and is very appreciative of.
“COVID19 Lagos Incident Commander, Governor Sanwo-Olu is excited by the news and urges Lagosians to realise that COVID-19 is still with us. He reiterated the need for citizens to keep obeying the COVID-19 public advisories & guidelines.”