Wednesday, August 20, 2014

That we may not forget – Dr Ameyo Adadevoh & Justina Ejelonu

 Article written by journalist, Cheta Nwanze...
There’s a statue in Yaba, Lagos, of a man, whom many in Nigeria have forgotten. His family never have. And now, we all have a chance to remember him, and in a way, to honour him. He is the man on our one Naira coin.
Herbert Olayinka Samuel Heelas Badmus Macaulay, had a daughter, Sarah Idowu Abigail, who would get married and give birth to a son, Babatunde Kwaku Adadevoh. Babatunde would grow up to become a doctor, and have kids of his own. One of these children, Stella Ameyo, became, like her father, a doctor.
She would go on to work at a hospital in Obalende, Lagos, First Consultant Hospital, not very far from where her famous ancestor was once imprisoned by the British. Continue..

It was to be at that that place of work that Stella Ameyo was to perform an act that would save the lives of possibly hundreds of thousands, and sacrifice her own in return.
On July 20, 2014, a patient was wheeled in from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport. Patrick Sawyer, the patient, had shown signs of high fever during his flight from Monrovia, and was taken straight from the airport to the hospital. By the next day, his condition had deteriorated, and he was immediately placed under observation, while his blood sample was taken, and sent for tests. That same day, Mr. Sawyer insisted, with the help of officials of the Liberian Embassy, on being discharged. Stella Ameyo, as supervising doctor, stood her ground that he should not leave the hospital. It was at that point, while reinserting his needles, that she came in contact with him, and in effect signed her own death warrant. One of her junior colleagues, Justina Obi Ejelonu, who had the day before when Sawyer was brought in, helped in checking him, also assisted in placing him back in care. Like Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, Justina Obi Ejelonu, has passed away.
There is no other word to describe the actions of both women, and indeed their entire facility. In preventing the escape of this patient who had insisted on leaving, in his condition, for Calabar, 750 kilometres away, both women saved countless lives. What if Mr. Sawyer had decided that the best way to go to Calabar was to go to Jibowu and take a bus? Even if he’d chosen to go by air, which would have made his fellow passengers that much easier to trace, the potential damage is incalculable.
The most tragic part of the passing of both women is that they cannot even be buried decently, and with all the respect that their sacrifice demands. The very bug that cut them down is so virulent, so unforgiving, that even that honour, will be deprived them.
The sacrifice that Dr. Adadevoh and Nurse Ejelonu have made is the highest form of sacrifice that any man, or woman, can make for his, or her, fellow human being. It is said that there is no greater love than to lay down your life for your friend. Both women, and their colleague, put their lives on the line for 170 million of their fellow citizens, many of whom do not even understand the concept of what it means to be a citizen. The very least that Nigeria can do in appreciation, is to honour them. I have a suggestion for such an honour, and not some meaningless title or coin which will soon fall out of use. Nigeria should declare August 19 each year a national holiday, and in the names of both women. That way, some Nigerian child in six decades can ask his parent, “Mummy, who is Stella Ameyo Adadevoh?” And the parent can reply, “That woman saved my life, and the lives of all of us”. It is the least we can do. It is the least we should do.

194 comments:

Anonymous said...

God bless Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh and indeed, we will not forget nor underestimate the magnitude of the sacrifice she made. her strenght of character stood tall. RIP ma'am. yours was a truly beautiful spirit.

Valentine N Egbuna said...

A very good suggestion. They truly need to be remembered. May their. Souls rest in peace

I'm out. ***CATCH ME IF U CAN***

Anonymous said...

So, so sad and their actions are so so commendable. RIP

Anonymous said...

What about the matron that died first, you never mentioned her name.

olumide abiodun said...

They really did sacrifice their lives. They surely need to be remembered. Even if a public holiday is not picked out to remember them every year, a date should be marked to remember them.


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Steveosky 4 Real. said...

More like Aluu 4. Now we have Ebo 3. May their souls continue to rest in peace..!!

Anonymous said...

Linda, I support this motion. If not for the bravery of this woman , Nigeria would hv been in worst situation than Liberia right now. Even the rich wouldn't hv been left out. We really need to honor these women, for saving our country. R.I.P.P ma. May God Almighty heal the heart of the loved ones u left behind. p4dworld@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

May God grant the souls of Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh & Justina Ejelonu eternal rest...

Anonymous said...

May their souls rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Very nicely written. They are truly heroes that deserve to be remembered. May their souls rest in peace.

wilheminna moses said...

Chai!!!! Tears rolling down! Sure de are @ a beta place now....we'll always remember dis 2 great women. Not easy....

Alloy Chikezie said...

Dr Adadevoh was a heroin, same goes for justina! May their soul continue to rest in peace


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Anonymous said...

I support she be honoured. May she find peace on the side of the almighty. She was a great woman.

Yvonne said...

RIP to our heroes. May God accept your souls and grant your family the fortitude to bear this great loss. To those battling the disease stay strong and let 3 things remain with you faith, hope and love. To the rest of us Nigerians let brotherly love be our guide, one way or the other we all die...Stay safe and love your neighbour. To the government let truth be your guide and stop deceiving us ohhh
P.s I second we set aside a day to honor both ladies

Anonymous said...

She saved the lives of me and my family, her patriot gesture was simply priceless to those with functional brains...... If this woman was an American, by now thousands of accolades from powerful individuals and celebs wud be showered on her- even a fund raise campaign or scholarshp wud be set up in her name to immortalize her..........Jokes about Ebola is pretty funny until ds virus hit a member of your family, then crickets sound ensues..#cheEzyjayne

Anonymous said...

I totally support this suggestion!!!
Some of us may not think their sacrifices were big enough...but we can only say so, cos we do not truly understand that Ebola is small yet big enough to bring this country to her knees. But these women have saved more lives than we can ever know..

Anonymous said...

good thought it's worth more than that

halimat said...

this makes me shed tearssss. can't hold it back. she saved my generation... RIP ma

Goodness Gracious said...

Wow! I had goose pimples while I read this piece and the last part made me shed few tears. Dear Nigerian government, these women saved our lives, the least we can do is honour them.
Mama sawyer coming to talk trash about her son's ebola ridden ashes without rendering an apology, I hope you're miserable wherever you are

Anonymous said...

Good idea may their souls rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Post my comment plss

computerized said...

nothing more to add, well said and most be followed up by we she died for. RIP ma's

chidera robert said...

That is a good honour

BONARIO NNAGS said...

May their souls continue to rest in peace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Jibz said...

So touching....in tears already

onyinye Gloria said...

Hmmmmm, making sense dou but doctors r bound to save lives. I agree sha

Anonymous said...

So true. May their gentle souls rest in peace. Thank you for making this ultimate sacrifice.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree,she saved the lives of millions of Nigerian, i for one will forever grateful to her

Blessing ozoemena said...

SO TOUCHING SUCH A SMALL WORLD

Anonymous said...

May their souls RIP.Amen

Anonymous said...

i fully agree with you, linda

Anonymous said...

She saved the lives of me and my family, her patriot gesture was simply priceless to those with functional brains...... If this woman was an American, by now thousands of accolades from powerful individuals and celebs wud be showered on her- even a fund raise campaign or scholarshp wud be set up in her name to immortalize her..........Jokes about Ebola is pretty funny until ds virus hit a member of your family, then crickets sound ensues..#cheEzyjayne

Anonymous said...

I CONCUR

LYNNE said...

Eternal rest grant unto them, Lord
And let ur perpetual light shine on them, Amen.

Anonymous said...

I agree

K-REX said...

May their souls rest in peace. Linda ur right by saying Aug 19th should be declared public holiday every year.

linda said...

Iagree with you cheta. Both women should be honored

Didi 3000 said...

God bless u Linda, I fully agree.
The govt. should also give some kind of monetary relief to their families for loss of future income, and in addition grant medical scholarships In their names.

If only we did not not hv a weak minister of health. Maybe that Nanosilver thing would have helped it's very easy for our leaders to choose death as an option, when they are not the ones dying. God save us all in this country.

Zirazinny said...

I concur 100%

Anonymous said...

Uo hv made ur point. Yes! D both women made highest sacrifice to human kind bcos they were nt aware of wht is actually wrong wit (evil man) Patrick, n d gravity of virus. If such honour wil be bestowed upon them, tink abt our soldiers who has lost their live fightn 4terrorism, n dat has nt stop our military men 2stop fightn, bt some doctors n nurses re afraid 2fight 4dis disease. Pls d both women deserve 2b honourd bt 2an extent. No need 4public holiday. LIB Princess!

lindaikeji's lover said...

dis is so sad. may their soul rest in eternal peace

Bolaji Lawrence said...

The first heroic soldiers in the new "Battle Front".

Being a medical practitoner in this age especially in Nigeria is being a combatant.

This are heroes in the cadre of Awolowo. Nigeria wil forever be gratefull to them.

lindaikeji's lover said...

dis is so sad. may their soul rest in eternal peace

Anonymous said...

Nice write up.. i concur to this.

Loisy said...

This article gave me literal goose bumps. I forgot she has to be cremated! God! A sacrifice for a nation that despises Doctors!

Jessica law said...

So sad may their souls continue to RIP.they really need and deserve to be honoured.

Jaja said...

If this is the same Cheta on Smooth FM that wrote this article, then I am not surprised at the idiotic manner in which he ended what had the potential of been a good article on a very important personality.
How can this buffoon seriously advocate for a national holiday after all the excessive number of holidays we already have?
Would it not be better for govt to name the National Hospital in Abuja after her? Or maybe build a new specialist hospital in her name and memory.
What an idiotic end to the article.
Anyway let me not detract from the important point of the article. May the sould of Dr Adadevoh rest in perfect peace and I know for certain she is with Jesus right now.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree...... They really saved countless lives...

ogechi nsimah said...

Treas in my eyez... God pls bless their soul and d once d left here. There famlies will never look 4 help, help will alwyz be there for them. RIp to dem. So painful

Anonymous said...

She has certainly fulfilled her purpose on earth. By that singular action of hers, she saved countless lives and fulfilled her mission on earth as well. She is with Jesus now!

Anonymous said...

i agree a 101 pcent

Anonymous said...

Well said.

Anonymous said...

I am short of words to describe such selflessness and bravery. May the souls of these dear ones rest in peace while that of Patrick Sawyer burn in the hottest part of hell.

Kayjay0110 said...

So sad...God rest their souls in perfect peace and use this mighty sacrifice as atonement for their sins.
Brilliant suggestion Linda, this write up justifies why I am now addicted to your blog.

ogechi nsimah said...

Pratick sawyer may ur generation never no peace. Ure course even in dead. Evil is what ur name is .

Anonymous said...

You see. Nobody would comment. But let it be one senseless sex news or a rumor of marital infidelity of a celebrity, you'd see the comment box replete with senseless comments from senseless persons, with bonario in the lead. NABBISH. IZI...

Anonymous said...

Great piece Linda!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

1. Post Humus national award (OFR at least)
2. Scholarships for dependents
3. Expell the Ambassador of Liberia from Nigeria. he is threat to our nation

Anonymous said...

May their souls rest in peace. Father please heal Nigeria of this plague n give d family of d deceased the grace n fortitude to bear d loss.

Anonymous said...

You see. Nobody would comment. But let it be one senseless sex news or a rumor of marital infidelity of a celebrity, you'd see the comment box replete with senseless comments from senseless persons, with bonario in the lead. NABBISH. IZI...

Anonymous said...

MUST YOU PUT THE SLAVERY PART??? HOW INSENSITIVE.

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with the writer...these women are heroines...their selflessness should be celebrated and remembered.

Ade said...

This is so educative. I hope someone with authority out there can hear you. Our children do not learn enough history in schools anymore. God will bless their memories

kehinde said...

Well said.. am in support 100%

ella john said...

They will never be forgotten they sacrifice their lives inorder to save thousands.rest in peace
Face of lib

hilary obiorah said...

may they rest in peace. I like to believe they died doing what they loved doing and I pray that their deaths is not in vain. May they rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you that she and the nurse should be honored.

It would have been much better if she did not die - wish she had access to ZMAPP. Today, I am mourning her demise. It is a huge lose.

In the interim, Nigerians demand that the health officer who cleared Patrick Sawyer before he traveled should be sacked; he is no longer fit to retain his sit and his sense of judgement is subject to doubt. No one can tell how many more persons he is going to clear to travel.

Anything short of sack would not be acceptable in view of the innocent lives his negligence has cause.

regards.

Frances Ebenuwah said...

I salute their bravery and pray for both their souls to rest with God.

Anonymous said...

Brilliant idea

TheJordanBrand said...

i literally just shed tears....... so touching!!!

Anonymous said...

For a 2rut,dey both need 2 b honoured. May dere soul rest in peace n God give dere family d fortitude 2 bear d lost, Amen. #longlivenigeria

ak said...

I absolutely agree. Its so sad that this has happened to selfless people and brilliant minds. Its such a big loss. I was once referred to Mrs. Adadevoh but she was out on vacation at the time. Known as a brilliant doctoe, may she rest in peace.

Ayo said...

Thank you for this story. Thank you....

Anonymous said...

Linda, this is a good summary of how I feel as well as many other Nigerians.
Dr. Ameyo and her colleagues are Nigerian HEROES!! which is rarer than finding a needle in the atlantic ocean. May the good Lord grant her family and loved ones, comfort through this very sad time.
May the Nigerian Government also learn the need to empower its people with good education, infrastructure and amenities as this could have been a different story should Sawyer have arrived in one of our MANY run down, over crowded and ill equipped so called health facilities.
Nigerians stand up as one now and demand for good education, water supply, infrastructure, improved education, power etc... how do you as people with no running water in their homes to wash their hands frequently? Or avoid crowded places when their 1 room apartments house a family of 8 or more? or not to urinate in public when there are no public toilets???
Tomato

Anonymous said...

Linda, this is a good summary of how I feel as well as many other Nigerians.
Dr. Ameyo and her colleagues are Nigerian HEROES!! which is rarer than finding a needle in the atlantic ocean. May the good Lord grant her family and loved ones, comfort through this very sad time.
May the Nigerian Government also learn the need to empower its people with good education, infrastructure and amenities as this could have been a different story should Sawyer have arrived in one of our MANY run down, over crowded and ill equipped so called health facilities.
Nigerians stand up as one now and demand for good education, water supply, infrastructure, improved education, power etc... how do you as people with no running water in their homes to wash their hands frequently? Or avoid crowded places when their 1 room apartments house a family of 8 or more? or not to urinate in public when there are no public toilets???
Tomato

Anonymous said...

yes i accept. plz tell president jonathan to send all liberians back to their country and stop all flights from there. i beg.

Lols Ola said...

Well spoken Cheta......these women are extraordinary in so many ways. I think the government should compensate their immediate families.God bless their souls at least we can walk around without fearing that the person beside me has the virus.

Raymond said...

yh....thank u and may God honour u.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful piece!

Anonymous said...

WOW

Anonymous said...

I am fully in support.

WD said...

wow, i'm impressed by this write up and i support your motion.
This is where the federal govt should come in and do something to honor the hero of this great nation maybe boko haram and their sponsors will learn a lesson that it is more dignifying to save lives than kill innocent citizens. Let us all join this call so that others can learn and act in the same manner and know that we still have patriotic citizen in this country.
This is what America govt used to do and ensure that they sow seed of patriotism into all their citizens. Have u ever watched an american film where drug dealers and thieves win at the end, No. that's bcos they sowed seed of greatness in them. BUT here the people that suffers for the country are treated like trash and now everybody does wat he likes. God help Nigeria


WD

Anonymous said...

@Lindiway! I totally agree with this suggestion and also proper benefit for her husband and son, if the son is still in school, a scholarship for him and good job/establishment for him. Her husband should also be taken care of. As for Justina - any of her relations who were depending on her should also be taken care of. Also the family of the other nurse/ward-maid should not be forgotten, they also should be taken care of. State govt should also join to make these families more comfortable and reduce the grief though it cannot be wiped away. All the staff of that hospital that lost their jobs as a result of this should be employed by the Federal govt with Cash benefits. One of the Federal govt hospital unit should berenamed First Consultant Hospital. Love to all grieving at this point in time,

Chinny Nn. said...

RIP great women! U will be remembered always.

Rosemary Chidi said...

A patriotic citizen she really was..and yes it makes sense if she is immortalized..may her soul rest in perfect peace n may d soul of sawyer continue to rest in PIECES

Anonymous said...

@Lindiway! I totally agree with this suggestion and also proper benefit for her husband and son, if the son is still in school, a scholarship for him and good job/establishment for him. Her husband should also be taken care of. As for Justina - any of her relations who were depending on her should also be taken care of. Also the family of the other nurse/ward-maid should not be forgotten, they also should be taken care of. State govt should also join to make these families more comfortable and reduce the grief though it cannot be wiped away. All the staff of that hospital that lost their jobs as a result of this should be employed by the Federal govt with Cash benefits. One of the Federal govt hospital unit should berenamed First Consultant Hospital. Love to all grieving at this point in time,

Anonymous said...

So true!

Anonymous said...

R.I.P. Both Dr. Adedevoh and Justina Ejelonu deserve to be honoured. sorry to say this here but thinking deep about all this... i hope they repented and made all their ways straight before death came calling? that is the only way they can be honored and have eternal peace and joy. God gave them both opportunities to make heaven. May their souls REST IN PEACE

Anonymous said...

Yh yh.... Dis sounds great... I agree wit it

Le bebe said...

MAY GOD REST THEIR SOUL.

Effizy Umoh said...

Well deserved.

Anonymous said...

I feel so bad for their families especially the young lady Justina Obi Ejelonu who was denied the opportunity of finding a loving partner here on earth and having children of her own.

Please, let us set up a fund in Nurse Ejelonu's name so we your blog readers can contribute some money to her parents. You Linda can be in charge of the money and when we have a substantial amount, you can send the money to her parents and ask them how they are coping.

Let us all on this blog do this for the grieving parents of this lady so that others may remember our parents too if (God forbid) our lives are suddenly cut short by circumstances beyond our control. No parent should have to bury their young children.

These women died protecting us and our loved ones. The least we can do is to show love to their loved ones who are hurting now.

Linda, may God touch your heart to consider this proposal. I know you can do it because you have done way more than this for people and we all can bear witness to your generosity on this blog.

Any other person who is moved by this situation should contact Linda Ikeji please. Let us show our love by action and not just by typing RIP please. Remain blessed everyone!

Anonymous said...

This is the best article I have ever read on this page.
Thank you ladies for saving our lives.
You will forever be remembered, even if Nigeria fail to

Anonymous said...

May their souls rest in peace and may God Almighty grant their families the strength to go on. It would be a wonderful idea to do as this journalist has suggested. Perhaps these 2 people could teach us all to be better Nigerians and humans than we've ever been.

Anonymous said...

I believe they should be honoured but with a national holiday. What about the first nurse that passed away? Anyone knows her name? She needs to be recognized too.

Anonymous said...

Great write up.

Anonymous said...

Good right up, as much as I appreciate her heroism, declaring a national holiday for both women would be asking too much. A big national hospital can be to her name tho. Either way they both need to be remembered

Anonymous said...

Nice piece. Yes,they deserve this & more. God bless their souls. Continue to rest in peace. #Cutebusybee

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, this brought tears to my eyes.. I totally support the motion for Aug 19 to be declared a national holiday. They both died heroic deaths. Rest in peace Mrs Stella Ameyo and Justina.

ifeoma tundeasolo said...

Wow!!! Am really touched*crying* u said it. All! They re brave women!!

NaNcY DreW said...

Yes it shud be declared August 19 2014 I ll never 4get and every august 19th till I live dis earth I ll neva 4get dem. Nurses health workers risks so much and dey shudnt be joked with. Is the we can do is d least we shud do. Lets start a trend
#MakeAugust19th A National Holiday
***TearsRolling***

Anonymous said...

i strongly agree with you on this one linda

TalkAtive beibei said...

100% right

Angaye Dinny said...

May their soul rest in peace HEROES of our time

Anonymous said...

If you want to listen to more wise words from Cheta, listen to Freshly pressed on 98.1 Smooth fm, mon - fri by 7:30am till 8am.

joy said...

i totally agree with u!

Sultana said...

Cheta,its a good suggestion but what about the other patients that ebola has cut short also? The ecowas staff,the matron who were also in contact with the "devil incarnate"? Aren't they worthy of remembrance too?

Anonymous said...

so true

Anonymous said...

Indeed they are Hero's may their soul rest in perfect Peace.

Anonymous said...

I agreed.
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Anonymous said...

I sincerely agree 2 dis...
RIP heroes

Cianci said...

It was the great heart Jehovah gave mother's that put these heroines to work and by so doing saved all our lives. Your sweet memories will not be forgotten because of the priceless sacrifice you made.

I have not lost all hopes because I know deep down in my heart that will soon meet again on Jehovah's new Paradise where death will be more or any resident say I am sick.

Anonymous said...

May their souls R.I.P and i totally agree with ur suggestion as honour for them......

Anonymous said...

Awwwee, and she is half Ghanaian...RIP good hearted woman...Gone, but never forgotten

Anonymous said...

May their souls R.I.P.....
i totally agree with the suggestion given as honour for both of them, what a loss!!!!!

Anonymous said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

Kai,ds' sad..RIP beautiful women,may ur souls find eternal rest in God's presence..:(

Ndubisi Tochukwu said...

i agree

Anonymous said...

May their souls R.I.P.........
I totally agree with ur suggestion as honour for them, what a loss!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice one Linda...NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT WILL NEVER DO THAT.
It's a pity.

Anonymous said...

May their souls R.I.P.........
I totally agree with ur suggestion as honour for them, what a loss!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I totally, unequivocally concur to this.
But my dear friend, a country that has value for human life, this is too much to ask!

mandy said...

*tears*
shawyer why!!!!!

Anonymous said...

such a warm write up....I mean this woman should be immortalised. ..she saved a lot of nigerians
rip...

Anonymous said...

ADieu Your heroic act will always be in my heart.

Anonymous said...

very true

Anonymous said...

I definitely agree..apart from immortalising them, the Nigerian Govt should seek redress from the Liberian govt for the actions of Mr. Sawyer, which until otherwise proven, is biologocal warfare

Favourite Kendy said...

RIP beautiful heart

Anonymous said...

May ur 2 souls rest in perfect peace doctors,we are greatful nd indebted to u guys,god loves as u go on this journey,fill like crying bt we can only say thank you.farewell doc.I owe u a thank u,wen we meet in heaven.watch over ur country from heaven.sleep sweet

bukola wonders said...

I totally agree with the writer. They deserve to be honored for what they did. RIP Dr Ameyo Addevoh and Justina Ejelonu. (It is better to die for something than to live for nothing).

Anonymous said...

I totally agreed.

Anonymous said...

chei!!!!! sleep on stella nd justina,God knws d best.....tnk u for savin my life. God almighty will continue to protect d families u both left... RIP

Anonymous said...

Quite unfortunate,may ur gentle souls rip and may God console ur loved ones...it is well!

Anonymous said...

Well Said. May GOD Bless & Honor You

Anonymous said...

Well Said. May GOD Bless & Honor You

maxwell said...

No greater love than this than for women to lay down their life for us all. These were true Nigerians who did their very best to save their fellow citizens.
I wish that the power drunk leaders will name or build specialist hospitals to be names after these courageous Nigerians.
May their gentle and fearless souls rest in perfect PEACE

ALLCORRECT said...

Cheta on pint yet again. I can not agree with you more. Yet again how does our able president hear this or suggest something better or more remarkable? We can and should immortalize them.

Anonymous said...

Dear Cheta,
its as if you were present when i was having a discussion with some friends this morning. i suggested that the doctors *Adadevoh and Ejelonu would be my people of the year, because they saved the nation from a massive disaster. I hope their families will be taken care of. But i dont trust these politicians....
Lanre, surulere

Anonymous said...

I agree wit d Writer both women deserve 2 b honour 4 laying down their lives. Imagine ow many pple would have contracted d virus if not 4 Dr. Stella. May their gentle soul rest in perfect peace amen.it is well

Anonymous said...

Beautiful write up .hope it will be done. They truly deserve it

Chichi said...

Oh my word!!!! She sure does justify her roots. Little wonder...couldn't have said it better Linda. You have my vote on this one

BEAUTIFUL ONYINYE said...

MAY THEIR SOULS FIND REST... MAY THE ANGELS OF GOD WELCOME THEM TO GOD'S PARADISE. AMEN

chibaby vera said...

My tears roll down as i read.RIP to dem .I really feel for d family of d deacesed.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more! I am glad at this piece you wrote; it has prompted me to comment for the first time on your blog. The actions of all the medical practitioners (nurses and doctors) championed by this wonderful woman shouldn't be forgotten. We should honor them! we should pray for their families! We should learn that selflessness may be costly but it can save a nation and pass it on!

Nnenna Constance said...

its so sad... These women will never be forgotten. i pray that as a nurse i can also render selfless service. may God take care of the families they left behind...

urchgal said...

I concord cos dey really deserve it....9c 1 Lili.

Anonymous said...

Waoo, tears...I'm so torched. Such a beautiful piece by this thoughtful journalist. #That we may not forget Dr Ameyo Adadevoh and Justina Ejelonu#
Thank you our precious heroines, do RIP.

Anonymous said...

I TOTALLY CONCUR WITH YOUR SUGGESTION. GOD BLESS BOTH OF THEM

Anonymous said...

May God bless their souls and help their families through this trying time... Amen

Anonymous said...

May God bless their souls and help their families through this trying time... Amen

Eltina Swanta said...

Cheta Nwanze, dear u r inspirated.... i stand up for both women dat save d life of nigerians... August 19....

Anonymous said...

She definately died a hero, may her soul RIP. May God give her family the fortitude t bear the loss.

Anonymous said...

Nice write-up... I agree

odogwu said...

na GOD go punish that patrick sawyer.

Akpa Emmanuel said...

wow.....I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love....Dr Ameyo Adadevoh and Mrs Justina Ejeluno your memories are held with very high esteem and yes i couldn't agree less, i support the opinion of August 19

Rocket001 said...

May her spirit and that of all other health care workers who came in contact with Patrick Sawyer live on. They have left there footprints in the sands of time.

Anonymous said...

Well -said

Akpa Emmanuel said...

wow.....I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love....Dr Ameyo Adadevoh and Mrs Justina Ejeluno your memories are held with very high esteem and yes i couldn't agree less, i support the opinion of August 19

Akpa Emmanuel said...

wow.....I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love....Dr Ameyo Adadevoh and Mrs Justina Ejeluno your memories are held with very high esteem and yes i couldn't agree less, i support the opinion of August 19

Akpa Emmanuel said...

wow<I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love<Dr Ameyo Adadevoh and Mrs Justina Ejeluno your memories are held with very high esteem and yes i couldn't agree less, i support the opinion of August 19

Patsy ikechukwu said...

they are both my hero, even if i dont leave in Nigeria, but i do have friends and families in Nigeria, God be with both you your you are and will remain an angel, RIP.......

Akpa Emmanuel said...

wow.....I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love....Dr Ameyo Adadevoh and Mrs Justina Ejeluno your memories are held with very high esteem and yes i couldn't agree less, i support the opinion of August 19

Solomon Ilori said...

It is sad to learn that Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh finally passed on as a result of her contact with Mr. Sawyer of Liberia who brought Ebola virus to Nigeria! I also express my condolence to the family of Justina Ejelonu, the Nurse who assisted Dr. Adadevoh. I am not sure if Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh was the daughter or sister of Professor Adadevoh I knew at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Idi Araba, Lagos, when I was working there as a Medical Photographer. It is so sad and unfortunate that such bright stars, shinning in the dense darkness of our world were extinguished so early in their lives. May their SOULS rest in perfect peace! AMEN

Juliet Oranagwa said...

I still have the goose bumps I hot from reading this article. I will for forever respect these two women and tell my grand children about them. May their souls rest in peace. Amen. I'm in support of the 19th of august public holiday because they deserve it

Chioma Rose said...

They really deserve an honour. May God give their families the fortitude to bear these irreparable loss. How I wish it never happened.

UJU said...

THEY ARE ALL NATIONAL HEROES AND DESERVE TO BE CELEBRATED. I SUPPORT THE IDEA FOR AUGUST 19 TO BE SET ASIDE EVERY YEAR FOR REMEMBERING THEM. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DISASTROUS IF SAWYER HAD LEFT THE HOSPITAL BUT THANKS TO THESE BEAUTIFUL SOULS THEY SAVED A NATION.

Victoria George said...

Aunty Linda, that is so true. I personally agree with on that. May their souls rest in peace. Amen.

Anonymous said...

i cant agree more with you. May their souls rest in perfect peace.

alysyn said...

This indeed is the least that the Nigerian Govt can do. If Sawyer had walked out of that hospital, I can't even begin to imagine the grave yard Nigeria will be.

P.S: Someone should caution Labaran Maku. He actually said we had a vaccine saved. who knows, Sawyer might have taken him seriously.

Anonymous said...

May God bless their souls. Amen. They deserve to be honoured indeed.

Anonymous said...

SOME PERSONS ARE BORN HEROS, IT IS SAD YOU HAD TO LEAVE THIS WAY, MORESO WITHOUT A PROPER BURIAL, BE SURE THAT YOUR EFFORTS WOULD NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.

RIP GREAT HEROINES OF OUR TIME....

DAMILOLA

Anonymous said...

May their beautiful souls find repose in d bosom of our Lord & yes, they deserve to be honoured. Pepperextedpepple@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

truly sad....my heart breaks at the very thought of dis women.thank you for saving our lifes. may u leave on in the Lord Amen!

Anonymous said...

Jaja be constructive when criticizing or trying to make a point. There was no need for the insults.

Anonymous said...

God bless Dr. Ameyo and Nurse Ejelonu. May their gentle souls rest in perfect peace

Anonymous said...

RIP....God will reward you ma.

Anonymous said...

Meant *not with a national holiday*. Too many holidays in Nigeria already.

Anonymous said...

Ode leleyi @ steveoswhatever

Anonymous said...

RIP to them both. And Mrs Sawyer would say that her husband believed in nigeria's health care system, yet he wanted to leave the hospital! Smh

Anonymous said...

National holiday?....That is too much

Anonymous said...

I can never agree less with you my brother the women layed their own precious lives for this country where where selfishness is the order of the day but in their selflessness they have got the worst situation. Please if the federal government can just honor these women and compensate their families very well that would give them so much reason to appreciate what their own have done for the interest of the nation. Pls GEJ if you can declare this day a national day we will all vote u come 2015

Anonymous said...

God bless ur heart Linda! May dre souls rest n peace. Did u hear dt pple Dr's and nurses are alwz first to be subjectd to health hazards and ds country s buzy insultin dem.

Anonymous said...

May their soul rest in perfect peace.God used dem 2 save d country @ large,no1 wud ve taken dat risk with clear eyes 2 become a hero bur God knws bst,may they be rembd in d country n our heart.

Anonymous said...

The both women. This ur English na really wa!

Sade odumuyiwa said...

RIP to
them

Gee said...

I did stared at those eyes of yours in the photo of you on the news Dr and also did pray that you should not die.I saw myself praying fervently for a complete stranger ,drawn by your sacrifice.The only thing that comforts me now is that you didn't die.When death disguised, you were sensitive enough to sense it and limit it by the grace of God.Dr, you are reigning and your good legacy and those of you team mate will for ever be a yardstick for selflessness. May God in His infinite Mercy rest your soul in heaven, were nothing that defiles can forever access, in Jesus name. Amen!

Anonymous said...

I know this is late, but u ma, is a MuFU. Really? U think it was her duty as a doc to keep him and stop the spread??? It was her duty to get infected n die????? People oh, chai.

Anonymous said...

I agree they need to be remembered. R.I.P

tiennynnah said...

I totally agreed with this woman, Federal govt. should declare that date a public holiday. They were heroine. God rest their souls

Anonymous said...

These same hypocritical Nigerians shouting their names up and down are the ones hating on doctors fighting for a better health care system and their rights as doctors to be protected

Nigerians are hypocrites abeg

Anonymous said...

may their soul rest in perfect peace

Anonymous said...

May you, Dr Adadevoh and Justina Ejelonu Rest In The Bosom Of The Almighty Father. AMEN!!! Beautiful Hearts they say do Beautiful things for all to see and learn from. If such people can still exist in our generation, then, i thing we still have hope in this fallen World of ours. May Heaven never find you wanting in Jesus Name, AMen.

Anonymous said...

Nice suggestion, totally in agreement.

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