• January 27, 2023

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

Abayomi’s COVID-19 status was made public by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso, made this known in a statement he signed on Monday, August 24 in Lagos.

Subsequent to close contact with persons feeling unwell and testing positive for the COVID-19 infection, the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has tested positive for the virus.

“Prof. Abayomi became aware of his status following the required testing protocol of contact tracing procedures.

“However, he is doing well with no symptoms.

“Adhering to the protocol of the home-based strategy in Lagos State, the Commissioner will be isolated in his home for the next 14 days,”Omotoso said.

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He added that Abayomi would continue to discharge his duties both as the Deputy Incident Commander of the Incident Command System for COVID-19 and most especially; as the State Commissioner for Health.

Our prayers are with him and his family during his period of isolation,” Omotoso said.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola on Sunday, August 23; revealed that the Federal Government was owing contractors N336 billion as of July, 2020.

Fashola also noted his ministry’s efforts on road infrastructure; saying that only N27 billion had been released by the Federal Ministry of Finance and that about N162 billion was available through the Sukuk Bond.

The Minister made this assertion during an interview on Arise Television.

“Our debts as of the end of July, our outstanding and unpaid certificates for example were in the area of N336 billion. Now, the release we have from the Ministry of Finance for the second quarter is N27 billion.

“Then we have the Sukuk (which is) N162 billion. So, if you add that up, we are still way behind and more certificates are piling up for work that we haven’t paid,” Fashola explained.

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