***says report is fake
The Lagos State Ministry of Health has denied reports making the rounds that the commissioner for health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has tested positive to COVID-19.
In a statement from the ministry signed by its Public Affairs Officers, Tubosun Ogunbanwo, it described the report as fake news, urging the public to disregard it.
“We hereby urge the public to disregard this absolute falsehood and fabricated report in its entirety. This is the hand work of mischief makers who are out to create unnecessary panic and fear amongst the populace.
“@ProfAkinAbayomi is hale and hearty, in good health and has continued in his capacity as the Deputy Incident Commander of the #COVID19Lagos Intervention to coordinate activities and response in order to break the chain of transmission of the infection in Lagos.
“We implore citizens to rely only on the official and verified communication channels of the @followlasg and @LSMOH for #COVID19Lagos related news and information. Let’s take responsibility by sharing only confirmed and verified reports”, the ministry said.