Nigeria launches 112 toll-free telephone number for emergencies


The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has established and operationalised Emergency Communication Centres (ECC) across 18 States of the country including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as a measure towards tackling the emerging security challenges.

This was disclosed by the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Engr. Umar Garba Danbatta, at the Maiden Security and Emergency Management Awards (SAEMA) in Abuja.

Mr Danbatta disclosed this while delivering his keynote speech on: ‘Leveraging on Emergency Communication Centre for National Security’, which he said provided the commission the opportunity to speak on one of its initiatives/efforts in ensuring a safer and secure Nigeria.

According to the NCC Boss, the commission embarked on the construction and operationalization of…



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