The Economic Community of the West African State, ECOWAS, on Saturday honoured late Dr Stella Ameyo Adadevoh and Kofi Annan.
The 2018 ECOWAS Prize of Excellence was posthumously awarded to the Dr Adadevoh and Annan for their contributions to the region’s well-being.
Dr Adadevoh lost her life to Ebola virus she contacted while trying to stop her patient, Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian from escaping with the virus.
Adadevoh who was confirmed to test positive for Ebola virus disease died on August 19, 2014 and is renowned for her contributions towards curbing the spread of Ebola virus in Nigeria.
The prize was presented to representatives of their families by the Chairman of the regional body and Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari at the 55th Summit of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Abuja.
The wife of the former UN secretary-general, Nane Annan, the son of Adadevoh, Bankole Cardoso and Acogny received the awards and cash prizes of 20,000, $10,000 and $15,000 each.
Kofi Annan, who died on Aug. 18, 2018 was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the UN from Jan. 1997 to Dec. 2006.