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Betta Edu Biography
Betta C. Edu was born on October 27, 1986, is a Nigerian politician and national women leader of All Progressive Congress.
She served as the health commissioner for Cross River State until she resigned in 2022. She served as the Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum’s National Chairman.
|Date of Birth:
|October 27, 1986
|37 years (2023)
|Place of Birth:
|Abi Local government area in Cross River State
|State of Origin:
|Cross River State
Early Life and Education
Betta Edu hails from Abi Local government area in Cross River State. She finished her secondary education in 2001 at the Federal Government Girls College in Calabar, and in 2009, she graduated from the University of Calabar with a first degree in medicine and surgery.
She holds a doctorate in public health from Texila American University, a master’s degree in public health in developing countries from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and a postgraduate diploma in public health for developing countries from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Betta Edu Career
In 2015, Betta Edu was selected as the Cross River State Executive Governor Benedict Ayade’s Special Adviser on Community and Primary Healthcare, making her the youngest person to hold the position.
She became the leader of the Cross River State COVID-19 Task Force in 2020. She was named National Chairman of the Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum in August of that same year.
Edu is a Fellow of the African Institute of Public Health Professionals and the Royal School of Public Health. In March 2022, Betta Edu was elected as the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) youngest national woman leader.
President Bola Tinubu promised women 35 percent affirmative action during Betta’s tenure as APC’s national women’s leader during the 2023 general election campaign in Nigeria.
Betta Edu received a vote of confidence from the state Women Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in July 2023 from all 36 states in Nigeria, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). When they went to see President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, they did this.
Additionally in July 2023, Betta Edu received the Award of Excellence in Leadership for gender inclusion and women’s empowerment from the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Maryam Babangida National Centre for Women Development, which is overseen by DG Asabe Vilita Bashir. This is in honour of her dedication to advancing Nigeria’s most vulnerable populations—women, children, and seniors—through empowerment.
As the 28 candidates for cabinet appointments were announced by the Nigerian senate in July 2023, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu proposed Betta Edu for the position. She became the first female minister from Cross River State and the youngest minister in the Fourth Nigerian Republic’s Federal Executive Council.
Betta Edu Awards
- Nigeria Quintessential Woman Award, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development (2020).
- Award of Excellence, National Youth Council of Nigeria (2020).
- Medical Expert of the Year (2020).
- Award of excellence in Gender inclusion, Federal Ministry of Women Affairs (2023).
Betta Edu is married and has two children.
Betta Edu Net Worth
Betta Edu has an estimated net worth of $2 millions. Betta Edu is a popular Nigerian politician and national women leader of All Progressive Congress.
Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
Who is Betta Edu?
Betta Edu is a popular Nigerian politician and national women leader of All Progressive Congress.
What is Betta Edu’s date of birth?
She was born on October 27, 1986
What is Betta Edu age?
She is currently 37 years old as of 2023.
Where was Betta Edu born?
She was born in Abi Local government area in Cross River State.
Where is Betta Edu from?
She hails from Cross River State, Nigeria.
Who is Betta Edu’s husband?
Betta Edu is married and has two children.
What is Betta Edu net worth?
Betta Edu has an estimated net worth of $2 millions.