Hon Mrs Ada Charles Egwu was born on 10 August, 1980. Obtained her primary education at St. John’s Catholic School, Akamkpa, and her secondary education at Biase Secondary School, Ehom where she got her West African senior school certificate. She is also a graduate of the University of Calabar, Calabar, where she bagged a Bachelor of Arts in Education (English).
She is a graduate student of the Department of Educational Foundation and Administration at the Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH) where she is pursuing a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counselling and has completed her coursework.
She also has years of cognate experience under her belt. For several years, she was on the books at the Cross River State Primary Education Board as a Classroom Teacher.
In 2011, she reluctantly put down her duster and chalk to take up appointment as Chairman of Biase Urbanisation and Sanitation Agency in the administration of Dr Emil Inyang who was Chairman of Biase Local Government Council at the time.
In 2014 she was appointed Supervisor for Education in Biase local government council of Cross River State by the executive chairman. Halfway into their appointive tenure, she was given the responsibility of handling two departments, which she handled with admirable finesse.
In 2015, her stellar qualities caught the approving glances of the Cross River State Government as Governor Ben Ayade appointed her a Commissioner in the Cross River State Local Government Service Commission.
Ada Biase has travelled to at least eight countries of the world spread across Africa, Asia and Europe. In the course of her foreign travels, she has acquired remarkable exposure, an impressively extensive network of global friends and the unique education that comes from travelling far and wide.
Mrs Ada Charles is a great asset to humanity. She has served in several platforms in enhancing the growth and development of her people. She is the President of Adonaneba Biase (a women organization), President of National Council of Women Society (Biase Chapter) and a member of Biase Women in Politics – platforms that she uses not only to mobilize support for her political interest, but also to help foster intercultural dialogue, understanding, unity and community development.
Princess Ada is involved in a lot of philanthropic work which she deliberately keeps away from the public eye. She has a platform through which she takes care of widows and the aged. Through her foundation She also has scores of young persons in primary and secondary schools as well as in the university who are beneficiaries of her private scholarship scheme. Her life is defined by her generosity of spirit, her public service actuated by compassion.
Hon Mrs Ada Charles is currently the first female Chairman of Biase Local Government Council, a feat that has since inspired other women to work towards shattering the glass ceilings of their respective careers.