Ebola: Nigeria should name a Teaching Hospital after Dr. Stella Adadevoh – Fatai Bakare

October 22, 2014

Health, Nigeria

How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly? – Katherine Harmon Courage

Below submitted by a blog regular, Mr. Fatai Bakare about the need for the central government in Nigeria immortalize Dr. Stella Adadevoh’s name for her gallantry in the line of duty, a gallantry that has saved probably thousands of lives and further, prevent Nigeria’s name from a column we are all used to: a country that never gets anything right.

Now, the country is being singled out as an example of what a great thing it has achieved and what great things it can do if it puts up the effort, and WHEN we do not think of ourselves as Southerners or Northerners. In one word, when a NATION that has been yearning to be born arises out of the nationalities that at the present call this vast and very blessed land, home.

It is an excellent idea that I’m sure most Nigerians would unite behind as we all did on the ebola matter and as we always do for sports.


Submitted on 2014/10/20 at 1:21 pm

Thanks to the leadership of the Lagos State government under Fashola for pragmatic response before the Fed Govt came in. It would have been a different song now had the response not been immediate. The Federal Government also stepped in and with federal might, and the hands-on work of Lagos State officials working together on this important issue, Nigeria was able to stop ebola from spreading to horrendous proportions and by the success we have gained international recognition and acclaim.

Of course we have to thank and remember the efforts of the late Dr Adadevoh for upholding the ethics of her profession till she died. Bravo to her. I wish a government teaching hospital is named after her as part of posthumous national honours.


Here is one of the many write-ups on Late Dr. Adadevoh’s selfless efforts for which she paid the ultimate sacrifice. It’s from the BBC:

Ebola crisis: How Nigeria’s Dr Adadevoh fought the virus
by Bill Ross from Lagos.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014. 12:50 a.m. [GMT]

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2 Comments on “Ebola: Nigeria should name a Teaching Hospital after Dr. Stella Adadevoh – Fatai Bakare”

  1. Depo Adenle Says:

    I am in full support of the suggestion to name a teaching hospital after late Dr. Mrs. Adadevoh because like a war General she laid down her life to safe thousands of possible Nigerian lives. Tell me of any Nigerian war General that did something close to Dr. Adadevoh’s contribution in saving lives in this country. She courageously tackled what would have become Nigeria’s nemesis.

    I read in a Western Nigeria’s publication called DAWN that Lagos State Government is giving the late Doctor’s family N50 million. This is impressive. However, the honor that Doctor Adadevoh deserves cannot be purchased with money. Money is ephemeral and the family will soon spend it and that is it. However, Honor is permanent. Little wonder we Yorubas say “O nwa owo lo o pade iyi, kini o tun ju iyi lo, ko si.” [In a search for wealth, honor comes your way; there’s nothing greater than honour.]

    May her soul rest in perfect peace.



    • emotanglobal Says:

      Thanks, Dr. Adenle. And thanks, too, for the information about the magnificent effort of Lagos State.

      I believe Mr. Bakare has pointed in the right direction the kind of memorial that late Dr. Adadevoh deserves. And as for Nigerian war generals, let’s also turn to the Yoruba for an apt saying: Ọ̀pọ̀lọ́ ni ti a ba sọrọ de ìrù, ki a fo o!: Frogs lack tails, and hence do not like the subject ever being raised.


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