Prof. Akin Abayomi, Honourable Commissioner for Health, Lagos State

I am back, better and bouncing, says Lagos Health Commissioner

*Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu excited by the news, urges Lagosians to realise COVID-19 is real, says Gbenga Omotoso, Information and Strategy Commissioner

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Having tested negative to the virus after nine days of treatment, Prof. Akin Abayomi, Honourable Commissioner for Health in Lagos State and Deputy Incident Commander, has recovered from COVID-19 infection.

Abayomi, who stated this Monday, said: “I wish to assure you all that I am back, better and bouncing.

“Together we shall win the fight against #COVID19 by doing the right!”

The Commissioner, while confirming his health status, said he tested negative to COVID-19 infection after nine days of isolation and treatment.

He stated: “With a deep sense of appreciation to God Almighty, I share with you the good news of my testing negative to #COVID19 infection after nine days of isolation and treatment.”

Abayomi expressed his gratitude to the Incident Commander and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State.

“I, therefore, urge us all to keep observing necessary #COVID19 regulations in public spaces and remain vigilant at home,” said he.

Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, State Honourable Commissioner for Information and Strategy, in a statement early Monday, also said: “It is with gratitude to God that I announce the recovery and subsequent negative test for COVID-19 of the Honourable Commissioner for Health.

Omotoso stated that “following the mandatory isolation, the Commissioner took a COVID-19 PCR test, which returned negative yesterday evening.

“Prof. 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.”

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy stated Prof. Abayomi would be returning to his full duties gradually and remains resolute in delivering the mandate of the governor, “whom he says stood by him steadfastly in these trying times; he sincerely appreciates Mr. Governor’s gesture.”

The statement also noted that “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.”

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