NCC sets up 18 call centres for COVID-19, other emergencies

Mon Mar 23rd, 2020 - Enugu

As part of efforts to bridge the communication gap between the distressed and emergency response agencies, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has built and equipped 18 Emergency Communication Centres (ECC) across the federation.

The ECCs would help to reduce response time during emergencies such as efforts to deal with the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, known as COVID-19.

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, who announced the development, weekend, during the NCC Day at the ongoing 31st Enugu International Trade Fair, stressed that all telecoms operators were mandated to route emergency calls through the dedicated three-digit toll free number, 112, from each state to the emergency centre within that state.




source: Guardian