“My biggest thanks go to the medical team here, the doctors, nurses and domestic staff. I now understand these people are put on earth taking risk to their lives but caring and ensuring lives are saved.”
Olopade bemoaned the deplorable condition of the health sector in Nigeria, saying that the outbreak of COVID-19 has further exposed the insensitivity and neglect of the health sector by the Federal government.
He however commended the Lagos and Ogun State Governors, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Dapo Abiodun, respectively for their efforts in curtailing the spread of the virus, saying the Governors were fully prepared and more proactive in the fight against the pandemic.
Olopade who described health workers as heroes, appealed to the Federal government to improve on the welfare of the medical workers, adding that he would establish “Health Heroes Foundation” to take care of health workers.
Olopade who shared his experience on how he survived the virus said he went through psychological, emotional and physical trauma.
He narrated further that at a point when he was almost giving up, his soul was lifted with a gospel song and he stated praising and dancing to God which lasted for over two hours.
Olopade added that after the praise and worship session, he went to sleep as a peaceful man and the following day he received the good news that he had tested negative for the virus and he would be discharged.