The Ilorin and Calabar Emergency Communications Centres (ECCs), built by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), are ready to be put to judicious use.
The ECCs were inaugurated by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami alongside other nine projects under the Ministry scattered across the country on Tuesday in Abuja.
The ECC projects made it possible and easier for people of Ilorin and Calabar to dial 112 Emergency Number to get help during emergencies from appropriate emergency response agencies.
NCC had built ECC in each of the 36 states of the federation and the FCT.
Over 19 of the ECCs had been activated while efforts were ongoing to extend it to other states.
In his remarks, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, pledged the commitment of the commission toward implementing the digital economy mandate of the government.
The projects are: Emergency Communications Centre (ECC), Ilorin, Kwara State; Emergency Communications Centre (ECC), Calabar, Cross River State; School Knowledge Centre (SKC), GDSS, Gombe State.
They include: Tertiary Institution Knowledge Centre (TIKC), Delta State University, Abaraka; Virtual Examination Centre, University of Maiduguri: Information Technology Innovation Centre, Kogi State University; and Information Technology Capacity Building Centre, College of Education, Jigawa.
The others are: Information Technology Capacity Building Centre, FUTO, Imo State; e-Health/Data Sharing Centre, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi; New Neighborhood Post Office, Delta State and Remodeled National Mail Exchange Centre, Mbiama, Bayelsa State.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the projects are aimed at supporting the Federal Government’s agenda of enhancing security of lives and property in the country.