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Adadevoh: ECOWAS honours late Nigerian doctor for curbing Ebola



The 2018 ECOWAS Prize of Excellence has been after death granted to a previous Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan and Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh for their commitments to area’s prosperity.

The prize was exhibited to agents of their families at the 55 Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government on Saturday in Abuja, NAN reports.

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The honor was additionally exhibited to Madam Germaine Acogny, a Senegalese artist and choreographer in charge of creating African Dance and the production of a few move schools in France and Senegal.

The spouse of the previous UN secretary-general, Nane Annan, the child of Adadevoh, Bankole Cardoso and Acogny got the honors and money prizes of 20,000, $10,000 and $15,000 each.

Annan, who passed on Aug. 18, 2018, was a Ghanaian ambassador who filled in as the seventh Secretary-General of the UN from Jan. 1997 to Dec. 2006.

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He and the UN were the co-beneficiaries of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize and were likewise the author and director of the Kofi Annan Foundation.

Likewise, Adadevoh, who was affirmed to have tried positive for Ebola infection illness on Aug. 4, 2014, and was being dealt with, passed on Aug. 19, 2014.

She is prestigious for her commitments towards checking the spread of Ebola infection in Nigeria by putting the patient zero, Patrick Sawyer, in isolate regardless of weights from the Liberian government.

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The spouse of Annan, who gave a gratefulness discourse for the benefit of the beneficiaries, offered thanks to ECOWAS for the honor.

“Much thanks to you for this liberal acknowledgment of the enormous commitment to the goals of ECOWAS by my significant other and dear companion.

“I might likewise want to express gratitude toward ECOWAS in the interest of the two different laureates, two exceptional ladies of West Africa, the late Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh her sacrificial penance to check the spread of Ebola in Nigeria.

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“What’s more, Madam Germaine Acogny for the quality and extravagance of your creative generation,” she said.

She likewise said the Kofi Annan Foundation was working with ECOWAS and different accomplices in West Africa to reinforce majority rules system and races, resolve clashes, bolster compromise and improve sustenance security.