The Lagos State Health Commissioner, Akin Abayomi, has recovered from the deadly Coronavirus.
This is coming one week after it was announced that the Health commissioner tested positive for the virus.
Gbenga Omotoso, the Lagos state commissioner for Information and Strategy made this announcement.
Announcing the speedy recovery, Omotoso said the Health Commissioner, after following mandatory isolation, has now tested negative for the virus. He also added that the commissioner will resume work gradually.
Read the statement below:
“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.
“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 Mr Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, whom he says stood by him steadfastly in these trying times and is very appreciative.
“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- watching their hands, wearing face masks and avoiding large gatherings, among others.”