NCC Opens Emergency Communications Centres In Ilorin And Calabar

So far, 19 of the 37 ECCs built in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have become operational with plans to open up more for use.

L-R: Executive-Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta; Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba; Governor of Imo State/Chairman of the Occasion, Hope Uzodinma; Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami and Minister of Information & Culture, Lai Muhammed, during the virtual commissioning of 11 new ICT Projects located across the country which were executed by agencies under the Ministry in Abuja on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 / Photo credit: NCC
L-R: Executive-Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta; Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba; Governor of Imo State/Chairman of the Occasion, Hope Uzodinma; Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami and Minister of Information & Culture, Lai Muhammed, during the virtual commissioning of 11 new ICT Projects located across the country which were executed by agencies under the Ministry in Abuja on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 / Photo credit: NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has opened to use, the Emergency Communications Centres (ECCs) it built in Ilorin, Kwara and Calabar in Cross River.

Both were commissioned on Tuesday by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami.

The minister also commissioned nine other projects in different parts of the country.

The Emergency Communications Centres make 112 Emergency Number functional in both Ilorin and Calabar. Anyone can now dial 112 to get help during emergencies from appropriate emergency response agencies.

So far, 19 of the 37 ECCs built in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have become operational with plans to open up more for use.

In total, Pantami launched 11 projects which include: Emergency Communications Center (ECC), Ilorin, Kwara State; Emergency Communications Center (ECC), Calabar, Cross River State; School Knowledge Center (SKC), GDSS, Gombe State; Tertiary Institution Knowledge Centre (TIKC), Delta State University, Abaraka; Virtual Examination Centre, University of Maiduguri.

Others are: Information Technology Innovation Centre, Kogi State University; Information Technology Capacity Building Centre, College of Education, Jigawa; Information Technology Capacity Building Centre, FUTO, Imo State; e-Health/Data Sharing Center, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi; New Neighborhood Post Office, Delta State and Remodeled National Mail Exchange Centre, Mbiama, Bayelsa.

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