The Coordinator of Ngada Special Development Area in Taraba State, Rev. Joseph Nagombe says the creation of the Special Development Area has saved the lives of over 100 women annually from pregnancy related complications.

Nagombe disclosed this to our correspondent in Jalingo.

According to him, from the medical statistics available, over 100 women have been on pregnancy related cases annually before the creation of the Development Area in 2017.

"For the past one year, we have not lost any woman due to complications in pregnancy because the people of the area can now access medical services for the first time since the creation of Taraba.

"Before the creation of the Special Development Area, the wife of the Governor, Anna Ishaku trained some traditional birth attendants in the area to handle cases of pregnancy.

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"Many people in the area before now were not aware of anything called free medical treatment in the hospital and were using crude ways of birth attendant, and every year we lose about 100 women during delivery, due to lack of medical attention during pregnancy," he said.  

He commended the Government of the day and Governor Darius Ishaku for the empowerment of over 60 youths and women trained in various skills as well as the employment of over 200 people.

In the area of security, Nagombe said they had employed 50 vigilante members to help police in the area, adding that the construction of a police station in the area was on the way.

The people of Ngada in Taraba state were, prior to their discovery by the wife of the Governor Anna Ishaku in 2016, not known by government and were without any modern infrastructure.

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