Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Asiwaju Seun Fakorede has tested negative for COVID-19 (Coronavirus) after his fifth test.
Fakorede, who is also the youngest commissioner in Nigeria’s history, had on the 26th of June announced that he tested positive for Coronavirus without any symptoms/breakdown.
Special Assistant to the commissioner, Nosa Semota revealed on Wednesday that Fakorede’s 5th test eventually came negative.
The Commissioner had on June 26th, in a LinkedIn post, announced that he had contracted the disease, though asymptomatic.
Fakorede said being diagnosed of the disease is not a death sentence, saying he will fight the infection victoriously.
“I tested positive for COVlD-19 and I want you to know that there’s no cause for any panic as I’m very well, safe and sound without any symptoms/breakdown,” Fakorede said.
“Before the test result came in, I had no inkling that l was going to test positive. This was because, despite the demands of the office I occupy, l have been careful since COVlD-19 crept into our world I took the test just like others and didn’t nurse any fear. I was asymptomatic, I still am, and I remain fearless.
“l have immediately followed and adhered strictly to the directives of the Incident Management for the Oyo State Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
“COVID-19 is not in anyway a death sentence. So, while I acknowledge my principal, Governor Seyi Makinde, for the efforts he has put in place to tackle the pandemic, I want to further urge us all to continue to do everything to minimize the spread of this virus.
“I will remain in isolation till I fully recover, I will fight this victoriously. Please continue to comply with all the directives of the COVlD-19 Task Force. Stay safe!”