Youngest commissioner in Oyo state, Fakorede, tests positive for COVID-19

The Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports in Oyo State, Mr . Seun Fakorede , has tested positive for COVID – 19 .

Fakorede , who is 28 – years- old , revealed on Friday that he had gone into isolation in order not to spread the disease .

Fakorede, who is the youngest commissioner in Oyo State , said he didn’ t know how he contracted COVID – 19 because he usually takes all necessary precautions .

He, however, said Nigerians must know that COVID – 19 is not a death sentence as many , including his boss, Governor Seyi Makinde , have beaten the disease .

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The commissioner also told that he remained asymptomatic as of Friday morning .

Fakorede said , “I tested positive for COVID – 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 .

“ Before the test result came in , I had no inkling that I was going to test positive.

This was because , despite the demands of the office I occupy, I have been careful since COVID – 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 .

“ I 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 any way 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 COVID – 19 Task Force . Stay safe !”

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