Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu (2nd Left) and Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, Deputy Governor (R) at the Award of Honours to Frontline Health Workers

COVID-19: Lagos honours, dedicates Sanwo-Olu’s first anniversary to frontline workers

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In appreciation of their sacrifices and commitment in the line of duty in the wake of the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor of Lagos State, has honoured and dedicated his first year in office to all frontline health workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Governor Sanwo-Olu, in his remarks during the first anniversary of his tenure in office, acknowledged the work and support of the health workers at this critical period in the country.

The governor said: “Without the support, hard work of the health workers, it would not have been possible to achieve or contain the spread of the virus in Lagos.”

He listed some of the honoured frontline workers to include:

  1. Dr. Sunday Oluseyi Adesola, a Principal Medical Officer 1, who contributed immensely to case management of COVID-19 at the Isolation Centre of Mainland Hospital, Yaba. His vast experience in the case management led to his deployment as the Head of Onikan Isolation Centre.
  2. Mrs. Basirat Adeoye is the Apex Nurse of Mainland Hospital, Yaba. She contributed immensely to the management and smooth running of the Nursing Services for COVID-19 patients.
  3. Pharm. Folarin Amosun is a young, enthusiastic, diligent and committed pharmacist from Lagos State Ministry of Health.

His contribution to the logistic activities of the COVID-19 stores is contributory to the success of the supply chain.

  1. Prof. Sunday Omilabu is an internationally renowned virologist, Principal Investigator, Lagos State Biobank and Director Centre for Human and Zoonotic Virology, College of Medicine, University of Lagos.

He is highly committed and dedicated to the Lagos State Biosecurity Project especially the Ebola and COVID-19 responses in 2014 and 2020 respectively.

  1. Mr. Olufemi Akinade is a very committed, responsible and dedicated hygienist/medical waste cleaner.

His activities in the area of hygiene and decontamination in COVID-19 are contributory to the successful outcome so far recorded.

  1. Dr. Bisola Adebayo is a Consultant Public Health & Community Medicine Physician and Lecturer at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH)/LASUCOM. She is a very diligent, hardworking, dynamic and resourceful leader.

She has contributed immensely to the interruption of transmission of infection of COVID-19 by coordinating contact tracing, case investigation and active case search.

  1. Mr. Olanrewaju Aladetuyi is a hardworking, dedicated and highly focused laboratory scientist who ensures that the processes of diagnosing COVID-19 is conducted to achieve rapid release of results.

He is known to carry out the highest manual extraction of samples (250) as part of RT-PCR for COVID-19.

  1. Mrs. Abiola Aduloju is the hospital administrator of Mainland Hospital Yaba. She has been supporting the response in the area of administration/management.
  2. Mr. Alaba Anago is a very dedicated and hardworking ambulance driver who was assigned to the response by the Medical Officer of Health of Apapa LGA.

He has been performing his role exceptionally following his deployment.

  1. Mr Tajudeen Bankole is one of the gatemen/security officers at the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, who has been dedicated and committed to his assigned duties during the COVID-19 response.

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