Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has recovered from COVID-19 infection.
This was disclosed on Monday by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso.
He said the Commissioner took a COVID-19 PCR test, which returned negative on Sunday evening.
“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 took a COVID-19 PCR test which returned negative yesterday evening,” Omotoso said.
He said that the Commissioner was 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.
Omotoso said the Commissioner would 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; he sincerely appreciates Mr. Governor’s gesture.”
Omotoso also stated that Governor Sanwo-Olu was excited by the news and urged Lagosians to realise that COVID-19 was still in the state and they should keep obeying the guidelines – washing their hands, wearing face masks and avoiding large gatherings, among others.