Are you on your feet now, as we as a nation salute one of the bravest Nigerians in recent history! Heroes deserve to be honored and remembered forever, especially someone like Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh who with her beautiful team at First Consultant Hospital, Lagos, played a huge role in preventing the Ebola Virus from causing an epidemic in Nigeria six years ago. In memory of the incredible sacrifice of this brave and strong woman, a major road in Abuja has now been named “Ameyo Adadevoh Way”.
Abuja names major road after late heroic Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh – “the Ebola Doctor”
This road is located close to the Nigerian Air Force Conference center along Ahmadu Bello Way in Abuja and has now been named after the heroic doctor.
About 6 years ago in August 2014, late Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh stood her ground in preventing a certain Liberian-American lawyer identified as Patrick Oliver Sawyer from stepping out of her hospital after she had diagnosed the man of testing positive to the Ebola virus that was causing a global epidemic already. In the cause of her dangerous fight, she also contacted the deadly virus which led to her death but she did protect the entire nation from an epidemic that could have killed thousands.
Many unconfirmed sources claimed that the Ebola patient was a bit influential and it took more than just mere words but also physical battle for the late Doctor Stella Ameyo Adadevoh to successfully keep him locked down in her hospital as a safe method of quarantine.
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In Nigeria’s history, only a few people in the past have ever put their lives on the line to protect the nation, especially not in such a modern time and age where the family of many heroes is hardly ever cared for or rewarded.
The heroine who died that thousands of Nigerians might live. RIP, dearest!
Following her passing, in a regional wide outpouring of love, Dr Adadevoh received lots of recognition, including an ECOWAS award, a film "93 days" dedicated to her efforts to curb the Ebola spread, and a Google doodle to mark her 62nd posthumous birthday. In 2014, the government of President Goodluck Jonathan received nationwide criticism when her name was not found in the national honors list that year. The administration had to explain that national honors could not be given posthumously but that the government was planning a way to still commemorate her.
Respect and love to late Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, her family, and many appreciations to those who made it possible for the Abuja road to be named after a Heroic woman that Nigeria should never forget in its history forever. By the way, is there any public infrastructure in Lagos state named in her honor yet? We would like to know! Drop a comment if you know of any across the country. Double twale, Ma'am!