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Lagos Assembly Urges FG to Immortalize Late Dr. Adadevoh




Lagos (NAN) – Adeyemi Ikuforiji, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, on Monday called on the Federal Government to immortalize 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 immortalized by the federal government,” she said.

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 immortalized 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.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.


  1. Beeeee

    September 23, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I agree that she should be immortalized by the Federal Government. But what has Lagos State Government done for this brave woman? After all, it happened in our state. If they’ve done something, I haven’t heard about it. Just hope they don’t turn this into a chance to exchange political blows as usual

    • Bruness

      September 24, 2014 at 1:39 am

      You just took the words right out of my mouth….

    • theodora

      October 14, 2014 at 8:54 am

      yes she should.

  2. tunmi

    September 23, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    The medical association should be the one to honor her. It was also a member of the medical profession that brought the disease to Nigeria


    September 23, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Good. The other Healthcare workers too.

  4. papermoon

    September 24, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    i am surprised we ar now thinking of doing dis. well better late than never. pls do it quickly.

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