Tuesday, 21 November 2017


Betta Edu speaking at the event

Dr. Betta Edu Calls For Empowerment of Women for Better Health 

As part of its effort to celebrate the annual Women Mentoring Women Day, Women in Hospitality Nigeria, Women X 12, Enterprise Development Centre held a two days conference for women entrepreneurs in Calabar from 17-18th November, 2017 with the "theme; Synergy and Competition: Catalyst for growth?

Director General of Cross River State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Betta Edu who was among the panelist charged entrepreneurs to support and unify women, with an aim to inspire and encourage women to advance their knowledge and aspire to attain leadership positions in the hospitality industry.
Dr Betta posing with other panelist for a group photograph 

According to her every day 3000 women die in Nigeria and this number can significantly reduce if more women are educated and empowered financially to make life saving decisions on time. what women need most is empowerment to be able to take care of their families.

She said many women dies today because of a small amount of money needed to pay transport from their homes to Health Centre for delivery or antenatal care. Dr Edu went further to State that if women are supported and empowered it would save a lot of lives.
participants at the event

She noted that if your business is centred around you it means the business is not sustainable. Build other women too, help another woman succeed.

The DG added that health of a woman comes first before any other thing as she eulogize them to always check their health status, take a break from work and engage in physical exercises.

Earlier Speaking, Director WIHN and President WomenX 12, Dr Omopeju Afanu said the organisation intends to change the dynamics and perception of women as well as celebrate and recognise women who have contributed to the service and hospitality industry across the country.
Dr. Betta on stage as a panelist 

She said Women in Hospitality Nigeria (WIHN Initiative) is for women who work or own hotels, restaurants, bars, online travel agencies, travel and tourism agencies, hospitality companies and beauticians etc

Other notable panelist in the event were Honorable Commissioner of Women Affairs, Mrs Stella Orem Odey, Amb. Nkoyo Toyo, Amb Christabel Ndubuisi of Bella Water, Patience Agweye of Uwayens Event and Bridal, Esther Ode of La Estel Beauty & Make up Academy and S.A to the CRS Governor on