Two years ago, when the Ebola virus broke in West Africa, Nigeria shocked the world with the way and manner it managed to contain and minimise the spread of the virus, which can be easily contracted just by touching an infected person.

The story of Nigeria’s ingenuity in curbing the spread of the deadly virus has been told over the past two years, but it has not been told without speaking of the dedication and selfless service of Dr. Stella Adadevoh, an endocrinologist and Senior Consultant at First Consultants Hospital.

The hospital was the ground zero for the Ebola virus after Liberian diplomat Patrick Sawyer brought the virus into Nigeria from Liberia.

Dr. Adadevoh’s insistence on detaining Sawyer in the hospital was the key factor that helped reduce the spread of the virus.

Her action, which was later deemed as an act of heroism, took her life.

Her grand sacrifice did not go unnoticed as it will always be remembered by Nigerians who owe it to her that their family members and loved ones did not fall victim to the deadly virus.

It’s been two years since her death and as the world marks World Humanitarian Day on the day that makes it two years, Nigerians all over are paying tribute to her for her heroics.

Dr. Adadevoh is now remembered as one of those who have made the grand sacrifice with their lives – for the good of humanity.

The theme for this year’s World Humanitarian Day is: “One Humanity”.

Below are some of the things Nigerians – both prominent and not – have written about her today:

World Humanitarian Day is a day set aside by the United Nations to recognise humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.

At a time like this, with the world reeling from acts of war and terrorism, the sacrifice of individuals like Adadevoh is worthy of commemoration and remembrance.


Author: Aderonke Adeleke

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