Lagos State Ministry of Health has reacted to rumour making that the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi has been infected by the dreaded Coronavirus disease.
The Director Public Affairs in the Ministry, Tunbosun Ogunbanwo in a statement described the insinuation as “fake reports”.
The report, not by The Street Reporters Newspaper, had alleged that the Commissione, Prof. Abayomi has tested positive to COVID19 infection.
However, the Ministry urged “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”, the statement noted.
The Ministry assured that the commissioner “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 statement added.