THERE IS NO RELIGION GREATER THAN A STRONGER PERSON PROVIDING A SHOULDER FOR THE WEAKER ONES TO LEAN — Prof Ben Ayade
Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu has taken pressure off over 2000 secondary school students and primary school pupils in Adadama, Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State by providing over 3000 writing materials and offsetting their tuition fees with other charges Presentations were made at a brief event held at Community Commercial Secondary School, Adadama.
Thereafter, the Director General of CRSPHCDA, Dr Betta Edu moved to Ibalebo Clan in Adadama to inspect the newly renovated primary healthcare centre and hold a town hall meeting with the chiefs and clan head of the community.
According to her, Cross River State Governor, His Excellency, Senator Prof Ben Ayade has been working on providing solutions to communities and Adadama is not left out.
She said the community had been beseech with war and alot of people injured, thousands have been killed by people from Ebonyi State over boundary issues as Economic growth of the community have drastically gone down due to this crisis.
Dr Edu said “my support today is not political, this is about my passion to save lives and preserving the future generations. I have been offering free health outreaches and paying fees for people of Adadama before I can into Government. I will continue to do my much even after holding political office. Am not giving because I have enough but like my father Prof Ben Ayade taught me, Am giving because I care enough”
She expressed gratitude to Governor Ben Ayade for his support and decision of the Government to take a 360 approached by going ahead to provide new class rooms for pupils/students in the community and equally bringing their health facilities up to standard which has been helpful in managing injuries sustained during war.
She said many families are deteriorating to poverty and having malnutrition which is a major concern to the state government and as such Micronutrient will be sent to the ward to support children under five and pregnant women while provision for the maternal neonatal tetanus immunisation campaign and other immunisation exercise that can protect children from vaccines preventable diseases will be explored.
She call on the FG to quickly look into the boundary issues affecting the community so peace can be restored. While she called for support for ATIKU, AYADE, ONOR, GAUL & DAVID in the 2019 elections.
Responding on behalf of the community, the Clan Head of Ibalebo, His Royal Highness, Eval Lawrence Emori said the scholarship award will help in taking away the burden from parents who struggle to pay school fees for their wards even when such parents lack the capacity to pay the fees.
He commended the Governor, Speaker and the DG for also stopping by to inspect the newly renovated health centre which according to him will served the community to the fullest and prevent maternal death.
Eval Emori said the support of Adadama is intact for the Governor and their son, the Speaker comes 2019 general elections.
Reacting to the development, one of the Head Teacher Mrs Grace Ebong commended the DG for her philanthropic gesture to the schools, assuring that they will live up to expectation by bequeathing academic excellence to the students.
It would be recalled that the DG, Dr Betta Edu and the Speaker, Rt Hon. John Gaul Lebo had over the years been paying fees and securing employment to students and graduates from the community in the state parastatals.