The last time we heard any real news from veteran Nollywood actress — Stella Damasus, was when she released an emotional video, strongly supporting the #ChildNotBride campaign.
But she’s back again and it’s for another good cause.
We’ve all heard that on Tuesday, the doctor who treated the primary Ebola victim in Nigeria, Liberian-American Patrick Sawyer, Dr Ameyo Stella Adadevoh passed on.
The brave medical practitioner lost her battle to the deadly virus.
Stella Damasus stongly insists that the Federal Government as well as the Cross River State Government, the World Health Organisation and the United Nations to give a National Posthumous award in memory of the doctor.
She has kicked off the petition on Change.org.
On why is this important, she says, “Kind and beautiful Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh stood her ground to protect Nigeria. She refused to allow Mr. Patrick Sawyer (the Liberian-American infected with the Ebola Virus) leave First Consultant Hospital even when the Liberian Ambassador pressured her to release him.
Imagine what would have happened if she had let him go. Ebola would have been more widespread in Nigeria than what we are dealing with now. She died on the evening of the 19th of August 2014 and I strongly believe she deserves a National Posthumous Award.
If we don’t celebrate people like this who sacrifice their lives to save others then please tell me why any of us should do the same.
Give honor to whom honor is due”