Lawmaker Wants Dr. Adadevoh’s Family Compensated

Mufutau Egberongbe, a member of the
Lagos State House of Assembly
representing Apapa Constituency 1, on
Thursday, called on the Federal
Government to compensate the family of
late Dr. Ameyo Adadevoh.
Daily Independent reports that Dr.
Adadevoh, died of the dreaded Ebola virus
disease (EVD) after contracting from the late
American-Liberian Patrick Sawyer, who
wanted to flee hospital during treatment,
but was physically restrained by former.
The lawmaker said monetary compensation
from the government was imperative in
order for the family of the late consultant
physician not to suffer her lost.
Egberongbe, who pointed out the already
known fact that the late doctor died while
trying to serve her nation said: “It is very
obvious that she died an unexpected and
untimely death while serving the Nigerian
nation and as such, there must be an
economic vacuum in the family that should
be filled by the government. She should also
be given a posthumous award to serve as
motivational mechanism for others. So also
are others that have died in this cause for
the Nigerian nation.”
The lawmaker, who also spoke on the
alleged mutiny reported in the Nigerian
Army, advised the Federal Government to
shield its sword against the soldiers and
avoid actions that could affect the security
of the entire nation.
“What the soldiers complained about is not
out of place” he said.
Egberongbe said there was a report that an
anonymous soldier alleged that there is an
impending mutiny by some angry soldiers
following inadequate weapons to fight
Boko Haram insurgents in the North Eastern
part of the country.
“Soldiers are dying like fowl. The Nigerian
Army is not ready to fight Boko Haram,”
Egberongbe said, adding that soldiers were
not being given enough weapons and
ammunition to sustain them.
It would be recalled that the federal
government on August 21, 2014 paid
tribute to the late consultant physician for
her heroic display in course of treating the
late Sawyer, the man who imported Ebola
virus to Nigeria.

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