Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu on the 12th of June, 2017 was given an award by National Association of Niger Delta Youth Council of Nigeria Worldwide (NDYCN W.W) as “Outstanding youth Personality of the year who has worked selflessly for the betterment of the society and nation. The Niger Delta youth acknowledge her strategic, academic development and consistency in Leadership.
Speaking, the National President, Comrade (Ambassador ) Jerry Bajie who came in from Abuja said the award was in line with the aims and objective of the organizations corporate responsibility of encouraging and promoting solidarity of distinguished sons and daughters of Niger Delta that have contributed immensely to the growth and sustainability of human race.
You have been an epitome of primary healthcare in the country, courtesy of effort and support of His Excellency, Senator ( Prof) Ben Ayade which we hold in high esteem. healthcare have been taken to the door step of individuals across the State, undeserving communities and villages. We are proud of this gesture and landslide achievement by Governor Ayade and yourself. Dr Edu, you were chosen from over 368 distinguished Niger Delta youths, by an independent verification system
The Coordinator of NDYCN W.W and Chairman of Project Committee, Comr ( Amb) Samuel Ben said as part of their social corporate responsibility of reaching out to the people with credible projects, there will be drilling boreholes and building toilets in communities across the Niger Delta regions to fight against lack of water supply and open defecations. We would seeking the support of the Agency and the Government as we embark on this life enhancing project.
Responding, the Director General, Dr Betta Edu thanked the organization for first of all recognizing her for the award, she said the success of primary healthcare in the State is to the glory of God. God has been so magnanimous to us. Our digital Governor has been very proactive and his wife Dr Linda Ayade is simply an anchor for moving the health system forward. My challenge to the youth is to step up their game, embrace God and work hard which is the pathway to their success and attainment of peace, unity and development in the Niger Delta region.
The DG thanked the Union for finding her worthy of the Award while urging them to always fall back to share their challenges. As the Agency will support any move to end open defecation.
In the same vein, all the members of the agency gathered to wish Nancy Lwonthel, Director of Health program, USAID Nigeria farewell and thanked her immensely for facilitating USAID support to the state and the Agency in particular.