Lagos State Government and the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi have been presented with special recognition awards by the Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Award (NHEA) in recognition of the outstanding approach at COVID-19 response and management in Nigeria.
While Lagos State Government emerged as the Most Responsive COVID19 State Government of the year at NHEA 2021 which held at the Eko Hotel, Victoria Island at the weekend, Prof. Akin Abayomi bagged the award for the Most Outstanding COVID19 State Health Commissioner of the year.
Abayomi who was on hand to receive both awards at the event themed “Celebrating Our Healthcare Heroes”, dedicated it to all health and frontline workers for their role and sacrifices in the COVID response efforts.
The Commissioner said the State Government has a policy of not receiving any award for COVID19 response because efforts aimed at preventing and managing the global pandemic is still on-going. He noted however that the State government is receiving the NHEA award to acknowledge the bravery of all frontline workers.