The Lagos State government yesterday assured that the death of Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh of the First Consultant Hospital, Obalende, Lagos, the fifth to die of the virus in Nigeria after handling the late Patrick Sawyer from Liberia, would not be in vain.
The late doctor died on Tuesday at the Ebola Isolation Centre located within IDH hospital, Yaba, Lagos.
Speaking after a minute’s silence at an economic empowerment programme for the unemployed in Ikeja, Governor Babatunde Fashola called for action to immortalise her. The governor said: “Her doggedness and commitment to duty saw her personally reviewing the case even though the patient had earlier been seen by a doctor”.
Fashola, who noted the late doctor was a great-grand-daughter of the late nationalist, Herbert Macaulay, said she demonstrated exemplary leadership quality and prayed for her soul to rest in perfect peace.
He argued that there is no Ebola in Nigeria as being wrongly believed outside the country, noting that the case in Lagos is as a result of the wickedness of the Liberian national, Patrick Sawyer.