Betta Edu Biography: Age, Networth, Career, Husband, Parents, State Of Origin And More

Betta Edu Biography: Betta C. Edu is the present Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. Her honesty, commitment, and perseverance were questioned after she was suspended by Bola Ahmed Tibubu over alleged fraud. She is also a politician and a public health expert.

Betta Edu has played a significant role in the development of Nigeria. After being nominated by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, she proved her capability which made her win. Later on, she was sworn in August 2023 as the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.

Betta Edu Biography and Betta Edu Profile

Full Name Betta Chimaobim Edu
State Of Origin Cross River State
Religion Christian
Marital Status Married
Profession Medical Doctor, Politician
Age 37 years(as of 2023)
Born 27th Of October, 1986
Education University Of Calabar
Gender Female
Husband Mr Edu
Networth $20,000

Early Life And Biography

Betta Edu was born on the 27th Of October, 1986. She is presently 37 years old and will be celebrating her 38th birthday on the 27th of October, 2024.

She hails from Cross River State, Abi Local Government Area in precise.


Betta Edu comes from a family who strongly believed in the power of education. She studied her primary school education at Charles Walker International Nursery and Primary School while she finished her secondary school education at the federal government girls’ college. After that, she went on to study Medicine at the University Of Calabar (UNICAL) where she completed her higher education in 2009.

Here is a tabular brief of Dr. Betta Edu’s Education

Primary Education Charles Walker International Nursery and Primary School
Secondary Education federal government girls college post
t Graduate Diploma in Public Health for Developing Countries London School Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, 
Master of Science Public Health in Developing Countries London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK, 
Doctor of Public Health Texila American University


Betta Edu began her political career after being introduced to it by her very close friend Dr Linda Ayade. Dr Linda Ayade is the ex-Cross River governor’s wife who is also Betta Edu’s medical colleague.

Betta Edu Biography
Betta Edu Biography

She was given the position as the Special Adviser to the Executive Governor of Cross River State who is known as Benedict Ayade on Community and Primary Healthcare in the year 2015 making her the youngest.

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Betta Edu became the COVID-19 Taskforce of the Cross River State in 2020. And, she was given the position in the Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum as the National Chairman.

Starting from the date she began her career professionally, Betta Edu has proven she is up to the task. Her endless effort to make things work has earned her several positions in different sectors.

Cross River State COVID-19 Taskforce Chairman
Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum National Chairman
APC National Women Leader (March 2022)
Nigerian Minister minister of humanitarian affairs and poverty alleviation

But it’s sad she was suspended by Bola Ahmed Tibubu on the 8th of June over alleged fraud. Since then, Betta Edu has been the talk of the town while people are bombarding her with several questions concerning the fraud. She was unsuspended by EFCC and according to them, they haven’t stopped conducting their research to know if she stole the money or not.


Award Year
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


The name of Betta Edu’s father is known to be Mr Emmanuel Eke (father), while the name of her mother is unknown. Her father is a businessman, while her mother is a housewife.


How old is Betta Edu?

Betta Edu is 37 years old; born on the 27th Of October, 1986.

Where is Betta Edu from?

Betta Edu hails from Cross River State, Abi Local Government Area in precise.

Is Betta Edu married?

Yes, Dr. Betta Edu is a happily married woman.

Who are Betta Edu’s parents?

Betta Edu father’s is said to be known by the name Mr. Emmanuel Eke.

Who is Betta Edu’s Husband?

The husband of this pretty actress is known by the name Mr. Edu. Rumors have it that her husband was her friend from her secondary school days.

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