Focusing on immortalizing the late Ebola Amazon and Heroine, Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh, a 1969-73 alumna of Queen’s School, Ibadan, the Queen’s School Ede/Ibadan Old Girl’s Association (QSOGA), is set to commission a students legacy building project in her honor, on Saturday 21st, April, at Queen’s School Ibadan.
The alumnae describe the late Dr Adadevoh as a worthy role model, who exemplified what students and worthy citizens of Nigerian should aspire to be.
A statement issued by the National Publicity Officer of QSOGA, Mrs Funlola Ajogbasile, indicated that Adadevoh was a woman who showed unusual courage in times of intimidation, commitment to her medical profession when cajoled to take the short course, diligence in her duties and, above all, ultimate sacrifice when her life was on the line.
The statement added that the joy of the Association in actualising the project within one year of its launching on 22 May 2021 knows no bounds.
She, however, paid glowing tributes and kudos to the philanthropists and donors to the project, including the sacrificial donations of the alumnae members.
Speaking about the commissioning further, the President of Queen’s School Ede/Ibadan Old Girl’s Association, a medical doctor and former Provost & Medical Director of the renowned Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Aro, Abeokuta, Dr (Mrs) Taiwo Abosede Adamson, emphasised the importance of celebrating heroes and Heroine in our society.
She stated that it will help to engender positive modelling spirits in the younger generations.
While describing Ameyo as a personality who stood out among her peers, Adamson pointed out that she stemmed the spread of the Ebola epidemic in 2014, by refusing to release Mr Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian diplomat, who came into the country, as the index case of Ebola, and was admitted at the First Consultant Hospital Obalende, Lagos, where Dr Adadevoh was the Chief Consultant Neurologist.
Recall that the Ebola epidemic could not have a strong foothold in Nigeria due to the selfless and courageous decision taken by Dr Adadevoh.
The World Health Organisation declared the country Ebola-free on October 20, 2014, and applauded the actions taken by the government of Nigeria to curb the virus spread, after which International and local accolades poured in for late Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh.
Personalities expected at the event include: Sir Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu CON, OON, The Oodole Oodua, Chairman Premier LOTTO; H.E Governor Seyi Makinde Exec Gov Oyo State; Dr.Olawale Babalakin SAN Chairman Bicourtney Group of Companies; HRM Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo CFR; Okukenu 1V The Alake & Paramount Ruler of Egba-Land; HRM Oba Adedapo Tejuoso CON
Karunwi 111 The Osile of Oke Ona Egba; Chief (Dr) Mrs. Onikepo Akande OON, CON; 2 Time Federal Minister of Trade & Industry.
The Iyalaje Iyaloja of Ibadan Land; Former President Olusegun Aremu Obasanjo GCFR; Commissioners of Education/ Women Affairs Oyo State and Mrs Agboola,
Head of Service Oyo State.