The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami has officially commissioned the Imo State Emergency Communications Centre, ECC, in Southern Nigeria as part of the implementation of the Digital Nigeria project.
Dr. Patani who unveiled the protect on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari said it aimed at enhancing Nigeria’s digital transformation drive.
The centre’s 112 toll-free line which leverages on digital technology is intended to bridge the communication gap between the distressed and emergency response agencies in line with the NEXT LEVEL agenda.
Dr Pantami stated that “the centre is in line with the key priority areas of His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari led administration and will improve security, enhance economic development and help in the fight against corruption.”
The Minister also revealed that the Centre would operate 24 hours a day, and no network operator would charge the end user for making use of the service.
He further reiterated the importance of the Centre which he described as ”an essential project that will enhance the security of lives and property in the country in line with President Buhari’s national agenda to improve the security of lives and property for the citizens.”
On His part, the Host Governor, Governor Hope Uzodimma appreciated the Nigerian Government for sighting the ECC project and other interventions projects provided.
The Governor said; “We are already benefiting from the Emergency Communications Centre, the centre has helped to reduce crime rate in the State.”
Source: Voice of Nigeria