The premiere of the 93 Days, a movie centred on how Nigeria successfully fought the Ebola disease, held at the popular House on the Rock cathedral in Lagos State on Tuesday, ended with mixed feelings as the victims of the disease, personnel and organisations who stood against the spread were honoured at the event.
The awardees included the Lagos State government and its ambulance service, First Consultant Hospital, Lagos; Yaba hospital, victims and survivors and First Consultant Hospital, while the brave doctor, Dr. Stella Adadevoh, was specially honoured and bestowed a posthumous award.
The premiere, which was graced by the leader of the House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila; Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration, Dakuku Peterside; among other dignitaries, entertainment stakeholders and members of the church, got everyone glued to their seats.
In his words, the host, Pastor Adefarasin said, “We are delighted to collaborate with the Nigerian movie industry, especially what will impact lives positively. Your act will help us reshape the nation’s value system and reset our cultural norms for progress, development and a national sense of purpose. “We expect more from the crucible of your collaborative endeavours. Let’s together arise and reshape the future with the powerful medium of storytelling through movie making.”
The film director, Steve Gukas, also revealed that the movie was staged where the incident took place in Lagos and that the personnel such as the drivers and ambulance staff, who played major role in conveying victims to the isolated centres participated in the movie.