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NCC’s 112 number is efficient, harmonised platform for emergency communications ─Minister

*Dr. ’Bosun Tijani, Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, discloses his Ministry and Ministry of Interior are to harmonise all existing emergency numbers under the 112 number, facilitated by the Nigerian Communications Commission, into a more efficient platform for managing internal security, emergency response, and other ancillary services for consumers

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

The Federal Government has stressed the strategic role of aligning stakeholders in the Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy (FMCIDE) and Ministry of Interior to harmonise all existing emergency numbers under the 112 number, transforming it into a more efficient platform for managing emergency communications in Nigeria.

ConsumerConnect reports Dr. ’Bosun Tijani, Honourable Minister for Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, stated this while receiving Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ojo, Honourable Minister for Interior, to his office in Abuja, FCT, recently.

Tijani noted the Minister’s visit was to engage and explore ways of further deepening the delivery of government services to Nigerian consumers through the application of technology.

He noted the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) had facilitated the harmonised 112 Number to relevant government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) responsible for internal security, emergency response, and other ancillary services in the country.

Tijani also said: “We presented our emergency number service solution, 112 – facilitated by the Nigerian Communications Commission to the Minister and Heads of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and the Federal Fire Service (FSS), who have the mandate to enhance internal security, emergency response, and other ancillary services.”

The Minister disclosed that in a significant agreement, the Ministry of Interior would play an active role in aligning all stakeholders, as both FMCIDE and Ministry of Interior “collaborate to harmonise all existing emergency numbers under the 112 number, transforming it into a more efficient platform for managing emergency communications in Nigeria.”

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