Profiling of Tinubu’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu.
Betta C. Edu the youngest National women leader of All Progressive Congress (APC), Edu has left an memorable mark on Nigerian politics and society. Betta C. Edu, was born on 27th of October, 1986. She is an outstanding Nigerian politicians who has a remarkable pace in the Area of public health, governance, and women empowerment. Her journey is one of the Dedication, Commitment and Leadership to positive change.
Betta C. Edu Education Background
Betta. C. Edu Hails from Abi local Government Area in Cross River State, Her Education journey begans with her secondary education at Federal Government Girls College, Calabar where she completed her studies in year 2001. She chased her passion for medicine and surgery which she gained her first degree from University of Calabar in 2009. Also she achieve a post Graduate Diploma in Public Health for Developing Countries from Prestigious London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Then she pursuit her master degree in Public Health in Developing Countries from the same institution.
In 2015, she achieved the distinction of becoming the youngest Special Adviser to the Executive Governor of Cross River State, Benedict Ayade, with a focus on Community and Primary Health Care. Her leadership came in 2020, when she was assumed the role of chairman of the Cross River COVID-19 Taskforce, Demonstrating her commitment to public health management. Her Dedication to Public Health led her to recognition as a fellow of Royal School of Public Health and the Africa Institute of Public Health Professional.
In March 2022, her name become history of the youngest National Women Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
As APC’s National Women Leader, during 2023 Nigerian general elections campaign, Her efforts did not go unnoticed, as she immense support from the state women leaders of the APC across all 36 States in Nigeria, Culminating In a vote of confidence during their visit to president Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the presidential Villa, Abuja, in July 2023.
Betta Edu journey has not been without challenges in 2020, she faced allegation of posting fake photos of ventilators, and the Cross River State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association over accusations of Professional misconduct related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Edu remain resilient, standing firm in her convictions.
Betta C. Edu continues with her history and pave way for women in Nigerian politics, her story stires so many people to create a lasting positive change.
Her commitment to public health service, women empowerment, and healthcare to her enduring bequest.