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The song is ended but the melody lingers on. – Irving Berlin
Dr. Ameyo Stella Adadevoh (DRASA) was conferred the National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM) Posthumous Award by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR), at the 19th National Productivity Day Celebration which held on Thursday, the 12th day of May 2022 at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Dr. Adadevoh was the courageous heroine, whose efforts and those of her colleagues, saved millions of citizens from contracting Ebola in 2014. Seven years after, her life, times, and commitment to the duty of saving lives, are modelled in the work we do at DRASA Health Trust in equipping Nigeria’s public health workforce and as well as other key stakeholders for the sole goal of protecting public health.
The event, which was centered around the theme Achieving Higher Productivity through Improved Educational System, would be the first ever national merit award and first recognition by the nation since Dr. Adadevoh died in 2014. The keynote speech by Dr. Sylvester Momoh Onoja highlighted key messages on making our education sector functional and efficient while emphasizing its role as a strong determinant of national productivity. Since, national security is greatly dependent on health security and economic productivity, the keynote speech, in fact, resonates with our work in equipping young champions in schools as part of our commitments towards Nigeria’s national action plan for curbing antimicrobial resistance, a major health threat.
Also in attendance were 48 other meritorious awardees, amongst whom were Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu (Assistant Director General, World Health Organization), Prof Akin Abayomi (Commissioner of Health, Lagos State), Dr. Obi Peter Adigwe (Director General, National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development), and Boss Gidehyelda Mustapha (Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19).
We thank the National Productivity Centre and the Federal Ministry of Labour for this honour. We are also grateful to all stakeholders and supporters who work with us, even as we continue to equip citizens and champions for a safe and healthy nation. We can only keep building on her legacy, for the greater public good.