​Lagosian photoshops late Dr. Adadevoh’s photo into a ‘Lagos at 50’ banner because she should be remembered for her heroism

Stella Shade Ameyo Adadevoh was a Nigerian physician.

Adedevoh is credited with having curbed a wider spread of the Ebola virus in Nigeria by placing the patient zero, Patrick Sawyer, in quarantine despite pressures from the Liberian Government. 

On 4 August 2014, it was confirmed that she had tested positive for Ebola virus disease and was being treated.

Dr. Adadevoh died in the afternoon of 19 August 2014.

 She was posthumously praised for preventing the Nigerian index case from leaving the hospital at the time of diagnosis, thereby playing a key role in curbing the spread of the virus in Nigeria.

The final lap of the ‘Lagos At 50’ celebration kicked off on Saturday, April 8 and will culminate on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

The celebration would feature a historic gala night that would have a rich blend of good music, the best of Lagos cuisine, photo exhibition and the unveiling of a special coffee table book that captures the essence of Lagos through the lens of 50 accomplished photographers.

Accoripding to co- chair Planning committee Habeeb Fasinro, the 50-day festivities ends on May 27, the celebration of the State’s Golden Jubilee would continue throughout the year with series of events to celebrate the State’s rich cultural heritage.

Fasinro also enjoined residents to key into the various events, adding that the anniversary is ‘a celebration of Lagosians, by Lagosians, for Lagosians.’

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