Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has honoured 10 health workers for their dedication and commitment towards the coronavirus pandemic, The PUNCH learnt.
The 10 health workers 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 honoured few, according to a statement by the government are; Sunday Adesola, a principal medical officer; Basirat Adeoye, a senior nurse; a pharmacist, Folarin Amosun; a virologist, Sunday Omilabu; and a medical waste cleaner, Olufemi Akinade.
Others are a public health expert, Bisola Adebayo; a laboratory scientist, Olanrewaju Aladetuyi; a hospital administrator, Abiola Adeloju; an ambulance driver, Alaba Anago; and a gateman, Tajudeen Bankole.
The governor presented them with plaques of honour in appreciation of their resolve in the battle against the pandemic.
He said, “As 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.
“The selected personnel are not the only persons deserving of the honour, but this is a testimony to our resolve to show appreciation to all the frontline workers. We have not come out of the pandemic or reach the peak, but we certainly cannot wait until the crisis is over before we start acknowledging the sacrifices of the committed people.
“Each team of medical personnel deployed has played its roles well and we will not forget your sacrifice. On behalf of the people and Government, I thank all frontline workers for their sacrifice.”