By Abiodun Alade, @biodunpen
The Presidency has described late Dr. Ameyo Shade Stella Adadevoh, who died of the Ebola Virus disease contracted from the Liberian-American, Patrick Sawyer as, ‘a real Nigerian hero.’
Special Assistant to President Jonathan on New Media, Reno Omokri, in a tweet via his handle @renoomokri wrote, “No greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends-John 15:13. Rest in Peace #DrAdadevohaRealNigerianhero”.
Former Minister for Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, in her tribute described the late Adadevoh as an embodiment of godly doctor.
Kwami Adadevoh (@KwamiAdadevoh), the late doctor’s cousin in his tweet wrote, “I’d like to thank you all for your prayers. Sadly my darling cousin has been called home. She has finished her course and now rests with God”
Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, saved the country from epidemic of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, when she forcefully restricted Mr. Sawyer to his bed after he tried to remove the drip administered on him.
Observers said that her action probably saved many Nigerian lives because, if Sawyer had succeeded in forcing himself out of the hospital, it would have been difficult to trace those who had contact with him.
The late Dr. Adadevoh was the first grandchild of Mrs Sarah Idowu Abigail Adadevoh nee Macaulay, making her a great granddaughter of the late nationalist Herbert Macaulay described as the founder of Nigerian nationalism.
Her Father, Prof. Babatunde Kwaku Adadevoh, who was a grandson of the grand old man of Nigerian anti-colonial politics was also a physician.
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