Rep. Akiolu Kayode (APC-Lagos) has called for the immortalisation of the late Dr. Stella Adadevoh in recognition of her contributions to curbing the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in 2014.
The call was made by the law maker during a plenary session presided by the Speaker of the House, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday.
The motion by Hon. Kayode was unanimous adopted by the law makers.
The house acknowledged that Adadevoh risked her life in a bid to curb the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease in the country by placing an infected Liberian-American diplomat, Mr Patrick Sawyer, in quarantine.
The green chamber recalled that the health sector was not prepared for the epidemic and led to the death of Adadevoh and members of her medical team, who had to use the resources available to them. The house appreciated Adadevoh’s bravery and professionalism which saved Nigeria from the impact of an uncontrolled outbreak of the virus and also promoted the swift, strategic and coordinated containment process of the virus.
“The house is aware that Nigeria recorded a total of eight deaths out of the 20 Ebola cases, with 11 health workers being part of the victims, of which five died, including the proactive Dr Adadevoh who died on 19 August 2014.”
The house advised that a national college or one of the nation’s teaching hospitals be named after Adadevoh as a way of immortalising her. Similarly, it called on President Muhammadu Buhari to confer a befitting Posthumous National Honour on her.