Oyo’s youngest commissioner, Seun Fakorede, tests positive for coronavirus

Oyo State Commissioner for Youth Development and Sports, Seun Fakorede, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

The 28-year-old, Oyo’s youngest commissioner, said in a LinkedIn post on Friday that he had gone into isolation.

Mr Fakorede said he remained asymptomatic and that he did not how he contracted the disease as he had been observing necessary precautions.

“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,” he said.

“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.”

He restated the words of medical experts that COVID-19 was not a death sentence, supporting his argument with the fact that the governor, his principal, Seyi Makinde, survived the disease.