Celebrity publisher, Dele Momodu, says he has gone through the mandatory 14-day waiting period and has shown no symptoms after attending an event in London.
Mr Momodu was part of guests who attended the 80th birthday celebration of Justice George Oguntade, a retired Supreme Court justice, in London on March 10.
One person who attended the person recently died of complications arising from the COVID-19 and other underlying conditions.
In a post on Instagram on Wednesday, Momodu thanked those who called to check up on him, saying he pushed to get tested but was told he had passed the 14-day period without any symptoms.
“I am overwhelmed by the love and concern shown by all who have called or messaged me. It is important for me to reciprocate by letting them know the steps I have taken and wish to assure my friends and family that all is well,” he wrote.
“As soon as the news broke, I immediately made arrangements yesterday night to have myself tested for the virus although I have not exhibited any of the symptoms associated with the virus.
“I called a senior Lagos State official and was informed by the relevant authorities that since I had not shown any symptoms in 14 days after the London party, I cannot be tested both legally and otherwise because I have already completed the mandatory 14 days procedure.
“However, despite my obvious negative status, it is imperative for me to advise all those who have been in contact with me since March 10 to first self-isolate themselves and, if they are showing any signs of the disease, to immediately report to the authorities so a test can be arranged for them. You can only be tested if you have shown apparent symptoms of the Coronavirus.
“It is also important for those people that have been in contact with me to apprise those that they have been in contact with in recent days to also self-isolate themselves and, if they have been showing any symptoms of the disease, to immediately report to the authorities so a test can be arranged for them.”
Momodu, who will be 60 in May, advised the public to take the scourge seriously, saying “it is no respecter of status”.