Mrs Elizabeth Allagh, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, says the state will soon have a N100 million cancer screening centre.
The commissioner made this known in Makurdi on Friday during a press briefing on the activities of her ministry.
She said that already, the contract for the construction of the centre had been awarded at the cost of about N100 million.
The commissioner said that work had commenced at the site, stressing that when completed, it would provide relieve to cancer victims in the state.
She noted that most cancer patients died owing to late identification and diagnosis of the ailment.
Allagh also said the divisional offices of the ministry had handled no fewer than 2,110 cases involving juvenile and the family.
She said the Gboko Remand Home had an inmate population of 61 juvenile convicts.
The commissioner said a well and borehole were provided for the home for the purpose of preventing water borne diseases.
She also said that the ministry handled 15 inter and intra state repatriation cases of child trafficking, adding that some of the victims were brought from Bauchi, Niger, Oyo and Lagos States.
She said they had since been reunited with their families in Oju, Obi, Otukpo and Gboko Local Government Areas.
The commissioner also said that the ministry spent N13 million to renovate the IBB Square in Makurdi.