- The federal government is opening up on why it finally honored late Dr Ameyo Adadevoh
- An official confirmed that a street was named in honour of the late doctor who died six years ago
- The late doctor was honoured by the FG with a road is located along Ahmadu Bello Way in Abuja named after her
A week after an Abuja street was named in honour of late Stella Adadevoh, the director of urban affairs department of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC) Magaji Galadima, in the evening on Tuesday, February 25, confirmed this.
According to Premium Times, Galadima explained that the honour for Adadevoh is yet to be officially unveiled. He went on to note that the trending signpost showing the street name preempted plans for an official unveiling ceremony.
The official whose office is directly responsible for street and road naming in Abuja also said: "When we erected that signpost, we covered it hoping to conduct a small ceremony before we can unveil it. We were planning to call her family, health advocates and the press so that it can be seen all over the world.
But someone just went overnight and removed the cover and preempted our intentions. Before you know, someone snapped and posted it on the social media and it has been trending since last week. People have been calling and asking us to clarify and verify.”
Galadima added that with the role the late doctor played to stop the virus from spreading, she needed to be rewarded and a street named in her honour was the little they could do.
The director said: "All over the world, that is how it is done. Streets are named after people who have done similar things as she did and the FCT administration through the permanent secretary directed my office to find a befitting street to name after late Stella.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that members of the House of Representatives called on the Ministry of Education to include the laudable deeds of late Dr. Stella Adadevoh in academic curricula.
Moreover, the House on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to confer a posthumous honour on Adadevoh. The House called for the renaming of government health institutions in Lagos after Dr Stella Adadevoh to immortalize her.
In a related development, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari remembered Adadevoh, a medical doctor, who paid the price to curtail the Ebola virus in Nigeria. In a short statement honouring him, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) described her act of saving the country as selfless.
According to the statement, her prompt action was part of the quick control of the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014. The NCDC said it was committed to build on the legacy the doctor left behind.
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