Fakorede who disclosed this via his twitter handle on Friday said he is doing well and will remain in isolation.
“I tested positive for COVlD-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,” Fakorede said.
“Before the test result came in, I had no inkling that l was going to test positive. This was because, despite the demands of the office I occupy, l have been careful since COVlD-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 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. 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 minimize 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!”
Fakorede, who at 27, became the youngest commissioner in Nigeria’s history was appointed Commissioner for Youth and Sports in Oyo State in August 2019.