- A Nigerian medical practitioner, Dr Betta Edu, has made Nigeria proud on the international stage
- Dr Edu has been given the African Icon of Medical Renaissance Award for meritorious services by three organisations
- Edu is currently the director general, Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency (CRS-PHCDA)
The director general, Cross River State Primary Health Care Development Agency (CRS-PHCDA), Dr Betta Edu, has been given the African Icon of Medical Renaissance Award for meritorious services by three organisations.
NAIJ.com gathered that the awards are from the Pan African Students Movement (PASM), African Students Union Parliament(ASUP) and the Perpetual Ugbang Foundation (PUF).
The organisations said the award is in recognition of her giant strides and immense contributions to the growth and development of the healthcare delivery system in Cross River state and Nigeria at large.
While presenting the prestigious award, the speaker of the African Students Union Parliament, Abel Kabul (from Côte de Voire) said it is in recognition of Edu's sterling qualities, immense courage and steadfast determination in domesticating and leaving foot prints in the historical annals of Primary Healthcare in Nigeria.
His words: “The Pan African Servant Leadership Award (PASLA) presented to Dr (Mrs) Edu as Africa's Icon of Medical Renaissance is in recognition and appreciation of her tremendous record breaking and contributions to advance primary healthcare development, passionate patriotism, economic and human capital development, students and youths empowerment, national peace and international harmony, charity to the less privileged, meritorious services to God and humanity in the state and beyond.”
According to him, the primary healthcare under Edu's dynamic leadership had shown resilience and transparency which has helped to stabilise and enhance healthcare system in the state.
He particularly cited the transfer of primary healthcare workers from local government to the state as a major boost to primary healthcare development in Cross River.
In her remarks, Dr Edu expressed appreciation to the organisations for finding her worthy of such an award.
“This award will further redouble my efforts and contributions to the development of primary healthcare in Cross River state,” she said.
Meanwhile, a Nigerian journalist, Angula Jessica, led other Nigerian members of her MBA class at the Coventry University to come tops with a distinction.
Angula graduated from the Benue State University, Makurdi in 2013 and had enrolled amongst other Nigerian students at the Coventry University United Kingdom for her MBA in (Oil and Gas Management) in 2016.
She came top of her class with a First Class in an event that was held at the Guild Hall, Buckingham City, London.
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