President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday launched a National Emergency Toll Free Number to improve security.
The Emergency Communications Centre and Toll Free Number 112 was commissioned during the Launching and Unveiling of the Nigerian National Broadband Plan 2020 – 2025 and Commissioning of the Communications and Digital Economy Complex held in Abuja
“The commissioning of the emergency number is to keep Nigerians safe. It will go a long way to improve the security of lives and property of citizens.” said Buhari
He added that, “Digital economy has been useful and will also support us in fighting corruption.”
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami said that with the new broadband plan 2020-2025, broadband penetration will rise to 90 percent in the coming years.”
. “Our plan is to give jobs to our youth. It is because of this that we created digital economy. We will move to states and train the youth on digital skills to ensure that they create more jobs. Our plan under digital economy is to provide jobs for our youth so that they become potential job providers and not potential job seekers,” he said.
Executive Vice Chairman Nigerian Communications Commission Professor Umar Garba Danbatta in his address said, “The launch of these projects is a reflection of the growth and development in the ICT sector which commenced with the National Telecom Policy and the full liberalisation of the telecommunications industry.