Lagos Health Commissioner, Abayomi, Recovers From COVID-19

Lagos Health Commissioner, Abayomi, Recovers From COVID-19

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

The news was contained in a statement tweeted by the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso on Monday.

Omotoso had announced the Health Commissioner’s positive status on August 24.


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. 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 Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, whom he says stood by him steadfastly in these trying times; he sincerely appreciates Mr. Governor’s gesture.

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.

Gbenga Omotoso

Commissioner for Information and Strategy

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