Saturday, 24 October 2015

Too busy to honour Dr Stella Adadevoh as representative is represented by another

Remember Dr. Stella Adadevoh, the female doctor that held Patrick Sawyer and stopped him from spreading Ebola virus further in Nigeria? I bet you do.

There's been a lot of talk on how to honour her with the house of senate considering how to immortalise her. Till date eulogies are still been written about her.

Well, a foundation has finally been set up in her honour.

On Tuesday, October 20, the Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh (DRASA) Health Trust inaugaration took place at the Civic Centre in Lagos and DRASA unveiled a public health awareness campaign called #ItStartsWithMe.

The event was used to raise funds to implement DRASA’s vision to support Nigeria’s healthcare system through simulation training in ethics and infectious diseases and outbreak preparedness/response, both of which are urgent needs in the health sector.

A very good cause. Kudos to the organizers. For more on DRASA, click here.

However, what I found amusing was the chain of attendance at the event, the vice-president was represented by someone who asked someone else to represent him. See what I mean below:

"Attendees included the Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Health, Mr. Linus Awute; Lagos State Governor, represented by his Special Adviser on Primary Healthcare, Dr. Olufemi Onanuga.

By the way, Dr. Femi Onanuga was expelled from Ikoyi club because he misappropriated funds and his appointment as a special adviser on primary healthcare was shrouded in controversy and objections.

For goodness sake, this woman sacrificed her life for others.
Nigeria and honouring heroes ....SMH

All the same, thank God Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris was gracious enough to attend the event in person.

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