Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has alleged that some individuals have started selling fake COVID19 certificates in the state.
Abayomi disclosed this at a press conference to give an update on the second wave of the virus in Lagos.
He stated that it has come to the attention of the government that a number of people who came into the country were patronizing individuals who sell fake COVID-19 results certificates.
He said the state government is currently setting up machinery in place to apprehend those doing such unscrupulous businesses.
“Positivity for inbound travellers is on the rise (8% this week, 4% cumulative) as Nigerians in Diaspora return to spend Christmas in Lagos. It has come to our attention that a number of people are patronizing individuals that sell fake COVID-19 results.
We are currently putting in processes to identify both buyers and sellers and we will not hesitate to prosecute either to the full extent of the law.” he said