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Lagos commissioner of health, Akin Abayomi recovers from COVID-19

Akin Abayomi

The Lagos State Commissioner of Health, Akin Abayomi has recovered from COVID-19.

The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, made this known in a statement issued on Monday.

He revealed that the commissioner will resume his duties in delivering the mandate of the state governor.

The statement reads: “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 of.

“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.”

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