Betta Edu Biography: Age, Education, Parents, Education, Husband, Net Worth

Betta Edu Biography, Age, Education, Parents, Education, Husband, Net Worth – Betta Chimaobim Edu is a Nigerian female politician currently serving as the National Women leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).


Name:Betta C. Edu
Age:36 Years
Husband:Mr Edu
Date of Birth:October 27, 1986
State of Origin:Cross River State
Net Worth:$100,000 – $500,000

Betta Edu Biography

Betta C. Edu (born October 27, 1986) is a Nigerian politician and national women leader of All Progressive Congress. She was Cross River State Commissioner for Health until her resignation in 2022. She was also National Chairman of the Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum.

Betta Edu Age

Betta Edu was born on October 27, 1986. She is currently 36 years old and will be 37 years old by October 27, 2023.

Betta Edu Parents

Dr Betta C. Edu is a Medical Doctor, Public Health Specialist, born in Lagos to the family of Mr Emmanuel Eke (father), a businessman who worked with an engineering firm but later became a missionary when he returned to Nigeria. Her mother was a stay-at-home wife.

Edu, a twin, was in London until she was about eight years when she returned to Cross River with her four other siblings and parents.

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Betta Edu Education

Betta hails from Abi Local government area in Cross River State. She completed her secondary education in 2001 at the Federal Government Girls College, Calabar and obtained her first degree in medicine and surgery from the University of Calabar in 2009.

She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Health for Developing Countries from London School Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, a master’s degree in Public Health in Developing Countries from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Doctor of Public Health from Texila American University.

Betta Edu Career

In 2015, Edu became the youngest person to be appointed Special Adviser to the Executive Governor of Cross River State Benedict Ayade on Community and Primary Healthcare.

In 2020, she became chairman of the Cross River State COVID-19 Taskforce. In August that year, she was appointed National Chairman of the Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum.

Edu is a Fellow of the Royal School of Public Health in and the African Institute of Public Health Professionals.

In 2020, Edu was accused of posting fake photos of ventilators. The Cross River state chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association passed a vote of no confidence on Edu over accusations of professional misconduct in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Edu claims the vote of no confidence was political. In 2022, during her campaign to become National Women Leader of the APC, Edu was accused of procedural misconduct.

Betta Edu became the youngest national woman leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in March 2022.

Betta as APC National women leader during the 2023 Nigerian general elections campaign assured women of 35 percent affirmative action from President Bola Tinubu

In July 2023, the state Women Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across all 36 states in Nigeria including that of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) passed a vote of confidence on Betta Edu. They did this during their visit to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Also in July 2023, the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Maryam Babangida National Center For Women Development Headed by DG Asabe Vilita Bashir, in collaboration with the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development awarded Betta Edu the Award of Excellence in Leadership for gender inclusion and women empowerment. This is in recognition of her commitment to championing the cause of empowering women, children, and other vulnerable groups in Nigeria.

In July 2023, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu nominated Betta Edu for minister as the Nigerian senate unveiled the 28 nominees for ministerial appointment. Making her the first female minister from Cross River State and the youngest minister at the Federal Executive Council of Nigeria in the Fourth Nigerian republic.

Betta Edu Husband and Children

Betta Edu is married and has two children. She has done well in shielding her family from the media spotlight.

Edu’s husband was her friend from school days.

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Betta Edu Net Worth

Details about her net worth is unknown.

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