Today marks two years since Dr. Stella Adadevoh died from Ebola and the Federal Government, president, and other Nigerians pay tribute to the great woman for her sacrificial act of love.
In 2014 when Ebola first broke out in Nigeria, Dr. Stella Adadevoh was the one who prevented the virus from spreading across Lagos and the entire country.
Recall that a Liberian-American named Patrick Sawyer brought in Ebola into Nigeria. Patrick became violently ill upon arriving at the Lagos airport. He was taken to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, LUTH, where he was quarantined under the care of the late Adadevoh.
Patrick Sawyer, who had plans of visiting other states like Calabar and Port-Harcourt in his condition, was restricted by Dr. Stella Adadevoh, knowing fully well that he would spread the virus to any state he visits, stopped Patrick Sawyer from escaping from the hospital where he was quarantined.
In a bid to stop Mr. Sawyer, Dr. Stella Adadevoh had physical contact with him, thereby contracting the dreaded Ebola. This heroic move by her was believed to have saved the country from experiencing a wide outbreak of the deadly virus.
Two years down the line, she is remembered as President Muhammadu Buhari and many Nigerians paid tribute to the courageous woman today 19th August, marking her memorial.
See some of the tweets below:
Muhammadu Buhari ✔@MBuhari “Nigeria remembers Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, who died on this day, two years ago, and whose heroic actions helped us contain the Ebola virus.”
PLANETABY” PLANETABY @planetaby wrote “Just like Yesterday…. Dr Stella Adadevoh
Arafrika Sankara @arafrika wrote: “On this day in 2014, this great woman, Stella Ameyo Adadevoh sacrificed her life to help Nigeria fight ebola virus.
APC United Kingdom @APCUKingdom wrote”[TRIBUTE OF THE DAY] TRIBUTE IN HONOUR OF LATE DR. AMEYO STELLA ADADEVOH.
PDP Nigeria ✔@PdpNigeria wrote: “WorldHumanitarianDay, we pay tribute to Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh whose sacrifice we will always remember.”
Oby Ezekwesili ✔@obyezeks wrote: “We pray for and stand with Stella Adadevoh’s family as we remember her life of sacrifice especially today on #WorldHumanitarianDay.”
Guaranty Trust Bank @gtbank wrote: “Today we remember Dr Stella Adadevoh, who sacrificed her life for Nigeria. She passed away August 19, 2014.” May her soul continue to rest in the bosom of the lord!