Communities across Kaduna River appeal for health centre, bridge to ease movement;


The Three communities were Makwalla ,Kurmin kaduna, and Hayin Kogi-Mishigi in Igabi Local Government Area of the state. The communities has been in existence for hundreds of years and majority of them are Hausa-fulani’s and other minor tribes which are predominantly local farmers.

In an interview with Some of the residents in the communities ,they said establishing a health centre would reduce maternal and infant mortality rate in the Three villages, while constructing link- bridge would reduce the suffering of pregnant women crossing in canoes to access health care services.

Stressing that Raining season is the worse time for pregnant women and other commercial activities.

Residents pointed that Lack of bridge to link them with other communities across the river is bringing many backward.
According to them, some of the villagers now depend on local drug vendors in the village or traditional herbs.

During an interview with Malam Mohammadu Bashiru, the District Head of Makwalla, said that pregnant women were the worst hit by lack of health facilities in the area.

“There is no bridge to link our communities to the city, so, the communities here rely on a canoe as a means of transport to the city.
“Some women have lost their babies on the way to the health centres, while some have even delivered their babies in the canoes.
“I am appealing to the state government to establish Primary Healthcare Centres in the communities across Kaduna river.

“It will help reduce problems associated with maternal and infant mortality and other ailments suffered by people in the communities,” he said.

some women in Hayin Kogi-Mishigi community, said they are facing untold hardship due to absence of health facilities.

The women said that lack of medical facilities in the area had contributed to the death of many women and children, as they depended 100 per cent on canoes as means of transportation.


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