The House of Representatives during its plenary session today Tuesday, November 5, 2019 called on the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari to recognize the heroic act of patriotism of Dr. Stella Adadevoh Ameyo and her medical team for containing the Ebola outbreak in Nigeria in 2014 which sadly claimed her life. It was recommended that, a befitting posthumous National Honour be conferred on her.
The motion was moved by Honourable Akinolu Moshood Kayode; who noted that the bravery act of Dr. Adadevoh and her medical team in the process of curbing the spread of Ebola virus by the Liberian diplomat, Mr. Patrick sawyer is sacrificial, professional and patriotic.
The House welcomed the idea of immortalizing Dr. Adadevoh and also urged the Federal Government to rename one renowned Medical Center after her, considering the fact that, the Nigerian Health sector was not fully prepared for the Ebola Virus; hence Dr. Adadevoh and her medical team had to make use of the resources available to them at the time and were exposed to and eventually died from the virus. It is hoped that this will encourage the Youths’ to do more acts of patriotism.
The motion also urged the Federal Ministry of Health to assess and certify Nigeria’s emergency preparedness against unexpected epidemic and ensure inclusion of the heroic deed of Dr. Adadevoh and other such National Heroes in the Country’s Civic Education Curricula to encourage the spirit of Patriotism and Nationalism in the young ones.
FOR: HEAD OF PRESS
SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT ON NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MATTERS-REPS