Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, honoured leaders of various medical teams deployed in isolation facilities across the state to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, while commemorating his first year in office.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, the governor presented the medical personnel with plaques “in appreciation of their resolve to lay down their lives in the battle against the pandemic.”
Ten health workers were said to have received the plaques at a simple ceremony held at the State House in Marina as part of the low-key events marking the administration’s first anniversary.
The statement said, “The selected honorees represented over 800 personnel deployed by the state to the frontline in the battle against COVID-19.”
Sanwo-Olu reportedly described the health personnel as “a dedicated team of professionals,” noting that their commitment and selflessness had helped the government to properly manage health care in a critical period.”
“As a demonstration of our commitment to winning the battle, we felt the least we can do on the occasion of our first anniversary is to select representatives of the frontline health workers for appreciation.