Hon Seun Fakorede, the Oyo State Commissioner for Youth and Sports has contracted the coronavirus.
The 28 year old made the disclosure via a series of tweets posted to his official twitter handle.
In the tweet, Fakorede explained he was feeling well and showed no symptoms but urged everyone not to panic.
“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.
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.
“COVID-19 is not in any way a death sentence — so, while I acknowledge my principal, Governor Seyi Makinde, for the efforts he has put in place to tackle the pandemic, I want to further urge us all to continue to do everything to minimise the spread of this virus.
I will remain in isolation till I fully recover, I will fight this, victoriously — please continue to comply with all the directives of the COVID-19 Task Force. Stay safe,” he wrote.
The OAU graduate becomes the second sports personality in Nigeria to contract COVID-19 after former Ogun State Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Bukola Olopade, tested positive earlier in the year.
Olopade recovered from the virus after spending three weeks at an isolation centre in Lagos.
Oyo State has the fourth highest COVID-19 figures in the country behind Lagos State, Federal Capital Territory and Kano State.
The state had recorded a total of 1,188 cases with 842 still active and nine deaths as at most recent updates by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.