Lagos Health Commissioner, Abayomi Tests Positive for COVID-19

Lagos Commences Identification of Contacts of Coronavirus Index Patient
Prof. Akin Abayomi, commissioner for health, Lagos State

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has tested positive for COVID-19.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho made this known via his verified Twitter handle Monday morning.

He tweeted thus:” The Honourable Commissioner of Health Prof.Akin Abayomi has tested positive for the virus. Professor Abayomi became aware of his status following the required testing protocol of contact tracing procedures”.

Omotosho explained incidence that led to the development, saying it was subsequent to the commissioner’s close contact with persons feeling unwell and testing positive for the COVID-19 infection.

He however, noted that Abayomi is doing well with no symptoms, adding that adhering to the protocol of the home-based strategy in Lagos State, the commissioner will be isolating in his home for the next 14 days but will continue to discharge his duties both as the Deputy Incident Commander of the Incident Command System for COVID-19 and most especially, as the Honorable Commissioner for Health.

“Our prayers are with him and his family during his period of isolation”, Omotosho prayed.



Temitope Obayendo is an experienced Digital Content Editor and Corporate Communications practitioner. She has a proven track record of initiating and implementing innovative ideas, creating brand awareness and boosting web traffic in challenging environments. She is particularly proficient in effective organisational image management and communicating with internal and external publics. She is client-oriented, self-motivated and passionate about excellence.