FG lists Kudirat Abiola, Adadevoh, others for induction into NWHF
The Federal Ministry of Women Affairs through the National Centre for Women Development, NCWD, Abuja, has listed 22 women to be inducted into the Nigerian Women Hall of Fame,NWHF, including the late Alhaja Kudirat Abiola and the late Dr Stella Adadevoh.
The NCWD said the women, who would be inducted by June 10, two days to the Democracy Day, were selected for their iconic contributions to national development.
The induction is themed, “Celebrating Nigerian Women Icons of Hope.”
Adadevoh, who died in August 2014, was a Nigerian doctor who helped to curb the spread of the Ebola virus by ensuring that a Liberian patient, Patrick Sawyer, remained quarantined despite pressures from his country.
Kudirat was assassinated on June 9, 1996 during the heat of the June 12 struggle for democratic freedom in Nigeria.
Apart from the two, other women in the shortlist for the Hall are Senators Oluremi Tinubu and Binta Garba, Prof. Adenike Osofisan, Mrs Folorunso Alakija and Dr Stella Okoli.
The NCWD Director-General, Mary Ekpere-Eta, said at a news conference in Abuja that the selection was based on a comprehensive display of records of legendary women who played leading roles in different aspects of the Nigerian society, adding that the induction will take place every four years to ensure that no woman deserving is left behind.