Breaking: Coronavirus: Nigeria Launches 112 Toll-Free Emergency Number

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Nigerian President, Mohammadu Buhari has today in Abuja launched a national broadband plan for 2020-2025 and an emergency communication center and a toll-free number 112.

The toll-free number is to be used by the members of the public in Nigeria to seek for help in times of distress/emergency

Other reasons according to Minister for Communications, Dr Isa Ali Pantam is “to provide a one-stop shop for receiving distress calls from the public and dispatching same to appropriate Response Agencies (“First Responders”) who will respond to the need of the callers.

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“To provide easy, effective and coordinated access by members of the public to Response Agencies (Police, FRSC, Fire Service, Ambulance Service etc.) in times of emergency/distress.”

The toll free number currently works in the Abuja territory and will be replicated across all the states in Nigeria.

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