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Lagos Assembly wants Dr Adadevoh immortalised

23 September 2014, 10:03

Lagos - Adeyemi Ikuforiji, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, on Monday called on the Federal Government to immortalise the late Dr Stella Adadevoh who died of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Lagos.

Ikuforiji made the call when the house Deputy Leader, Lola Akande, raised the issue under matter of urgent public importance as the house resumed plenary.

The speaker said the government should name the National Centre for Disease Control after her for sacrificing her life to save the country.

"Dr Stella Adadevoh should be honoured for her heroic stand to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in Nigeria.

"She is a woman of great character that deserves to be immortalised, other countries that have the ailment do not have the population of Lagos.

"She single-handedly stopped Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American diplomat who brought the virus to Nigeria from escaping and further spread the disease.

"She ought to have been included in the recent national honors award list by the federal government," he said.

Also, Akande (APC-Ikeja II) said that Adadevoh deserved to be honoured for her bravery in preventing Sawyer from further spreading the disease.

"She fought for what she believed in, which is saving lives; she deserves to be immortalised by the federal government," she said.

Also read: Ebola: Doctor appeals to U.S to save colleague

In her contribution, Olufunmilayo Tejuosho (APC-Mushin II) also described her as a woman of pedigree who believes in values, made the sacrifice and paid the price in preventing many people from being infected by the deadly disease.

"How many people can do what Adadevoh did?

"We have to go back to the virtue that would make children to appreciate their country. She prevented Sawyer from going to the streets to infect people.

"She must be immortalised in order to encourage other people to do such for their country.

"I commend her family and the woman for being brave and sacrificing her life for so many families in Nigeria," she said.

Adadevoh tested positive for the Ebola virus on August 4 after she treated Sawyer at a private hospital, First Foundation Hospital, Lagos on July 20.

Adadevoh later died on August 19 at the isolation centre in Lagos.

-  NAN


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