Dr Betta Edu, An Awaiting Minister Of Health In 2019?


If performance is used as yardstick to rate the Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu, then it will be easy to accord her a job well done based on her achievements in the healthcare service under the administration of Governor, Ben Ayade.

Intelligent, vibrant, problem solver and result-oriented personality, Dr Betta has displayed the other side of womanhood in the handling government position regardless of her age. A personality worth emulating by youths of this generation going by her selfless service and vital role she played during the communal clash between Cross River State and Ebonyi State, where she gave hope to the affected victims of the violence by providing health assistance at will.

Without mincing words, Dr Betta has laid an indelible foundation in Cross River State within the last three years that she was saddled with the responsibility of managing the state’s healthcare service. Her hardwork has seen her win many awards nationally ans internationally, most especially the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized her for her pro-activeness and responsiveness to elimination of Polio and other vaccines preventable diseases in Cross River State.

There is no doubt that the Federal Government under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is keeping close tab on her progress in the state and could plant her as Minister of Health if she continues with her giant stride in the health sector of Cross River state.

It would be recall that in June 2018, President Buhari lauded the good works of Dr Betta during the commissioning of the Cross River State seedlings and seed multiplication factory.

Besides, she has made the healthcare centres within the local government areas in the state very accessible and affordable unlike in the past when the rich can only afford hospital bills.

By and large, Dr Betta Edu remains a woman of strong will, commitment and determination, and it will only be to the advantage of the nation if such personality is made the Minister of health.

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