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Cross River Health commissioner resumes official duty with courtesy visit to General Hospital, says Ayade best Governor

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Dr Betta Edu
Dr Betta Edu

Former Director General (DG) , primary health care development agency now Commissioner for Health, Dr. Betta Edu, has extended a hand of appreciation to the wife of Cross River State governor, Linda Ayade for her show of support in her political reappointment as a commissioner in the state.

Betta made this known on Wednesday when she paid a courtesy visit to the Calabar General Hospital in the morning to ascertain the state of things.

Popularly known as the beauty queen of Cross River State by some of her loyalists, Betta was appointed by Governor Ayade in his first tenure to provide strong directional leadership and a culture of stability, as the pioneer Director-General of the Agency, a position she handled excellently in shaping the health sector.

Dr. Betta Edu, who holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health in developing countries from an internationally reputable London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is also an ambassador of the state of Arkansas, United States of America.

Recall that Betta was among one of the commissioners that was recently screened by the Cross River State House of Assembly and sworn in successfully as Gov Ayade’s cabinet for the next four years in office.

Dr Betta Edu has worked as Locum Medical Officer; University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River state; House Officer, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State; Chief Medical Director, National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Cross River State Camp Clinic; Medical Officer, National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), serving at Government House Clinic, Calabar, Cross River State; Health consultant, Ministry of Health, Government of Cross River State, Nigeria; Team-Lead Member; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Alumni Fund Campaign team; Consultant to the department of community and primary health, Cross River State and the Secretary of Health/Medical Committee in the 2015 Cross River State People’s Democratic Party(PDP) Campaign Organization and currently, the Special Adviser to the Governor of Cross River State on Community and Primary Healthcare and now she’s Commissioner for Health because of her burgeoning performance in her previous Offices.

According to her “Cross River health sector will see an utmost turn around, Praying that God will continue to strengthen and give her the wisdom to put in her best to revamp the Ministry.


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