By DAPO FALADE
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, has fully recovered and subsequently tested negative for the COVID-19 pandemic and will make a gradual return to his duty post.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso made the disclosure in a press release issued on Monday, adding that the result of the test came in yesterday evening.
“Following the mandatory isolation, the Commissioner retook a COVID-19 PCR test which returned negative yesterday (Sunday) evening.
“Professor Abayomi is very grateful and humbled by the deep concern shown and expressed by the 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- washing their hands, wearing face masks and avoiding large gatherings, among others,” the release stated.