NCC units up 18 name centres for COVID-19, different emergencies


As a part of efforts to bridge the communication hole between the distressed and emergency response companies, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has constructed and outfitted 18 Emergency Communication Centres (ECC) throughout the federation.

The ECCs would assist to scale back response time throughout emergencies equivalent to efforts to cope with the unfold of the Coronavirus pandemic, generally known as COVID-19.

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, who introduced the event, weekend, throughout the NCC Day on the ongoing 31st Enugu International Trade Fair, confused that each one telecoms operators have been mandated to route emergency calls by way of the devoted three-digit toll free quantity, 112, from every state to the emergency centre inside that state.

“The operators, who’re resident within the ECC, will then course of the misery name and phone the related Emergency Response Agency (e.g. Fire Service, Federal Road Safety Corps, police, ambulance) whose main responsibility is to deal with the case.

“As at today, 18 ECCs are fully operational and functional across the six political regions of the country,” he stated.

The NCC boss, who was represented by the Head Economic Analysis in NCC, Reuben Muoka, stated this 12 months’s theme of the Enugu Fair, ‘Advancing the Growth of SMEs through Corporate Governance for Rapid Economic Development’, was apt, because it availed the fee the chance to teach Nigerians on its initiatives to make sure that telecom companies acquired to the unserved and underserved areas of the nation.

He stated NCC was working onerous to extend the tele-density within the nation by guaranteeing that telecommunication companies attain each a part of the nation.

“Businesses, including SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprises), have particularly taken advantage of sophisticated telecoms systems such as video conferencing, video calling and online-marketing to improve productivity, better customer services and increase growth, which invariably have lifted the Nigerian economy extensively,” he stated.

Danbatta famous that as a regulatory physique, NCC recognized the buyer as an important stakeholder within the telecoms business, and had launched into totally different initiatives to guard them, together with launching campaigns towards cybercrime, youngster on-line safety and telemarketing (in any other case generally known as unsolicited textual content messages/voice calls).

Earlier, the President of Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), Sir Emeka Nwandu, who was represented by the primary deputy president, Jasper Nduagwuike, said that the business had witnessed an important revolution within the socio-economic life, which has equally accentuated the tempo of socio-economic life as people and as a nation.

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