Betta Edu Biography, Profession, Education, Family, Age and Political Profile

Betta Edu

Dr. Betta Edu is a Nigerian medical doctor, politician, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Reduction and Harvard Certified fellow.

Edu is currently serving suspension by President Tinubu regarding financial misappropriation of over N500 million.

On 21st August, 2023, Dr. Betta Edu was made the minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Reduction by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the youngest minister at the age of 37.

Betta was born on 27th October 1986, hails from Ibalebo village in Abi local government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria.


Betta completed her secondary education at Federal Government Girls College, Calabar. She is a graduate of medicine and surgery from the University of Calabar.

Betta is a Harvard certified and a fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, United Kingdom (UK).


Betta Edu has served as the Cross River State Commissioner for Health and National Chairman of Nigeria Health Commissioners Forum.

In 2022, she emerged as the youngest female to become the National Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

In August 2023, she becomes the honourable minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Reduction. She raises hope of the less privilege in Nigeria.

Betta Edu is shouldered with the responsibility of providing government basic palliative programme to the less privilege toward reducing the poverty level of most Nigerians.

Suspension from Office

On 8th January, 2024, President Bola Tinubu suspended Dr. Betta Edu following financial investigation into the ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Reduction.

She will be reporting to the office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in course of the investigation involving financial misappropriation to the tune of over N500 million. The money was reportedly paid into a private account, which is against public governance.

Edu, who is the youngest in Tinubu’s cabinet becomes the first to be suspended.


2 responses

  1. Anonymous

    Edu is not older than me, we are mate by age

  2. Anonymous

    Betta edu please pay npower stipends this December ma

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