Nigerians made 34 million emergency calls in eight months – NCC - Punch Newspapers

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10/22/2021 12:03:00 PM

Nigerians made 34 million emergency calls in eight months – NCC - Punch Newspapers

The most widely read newspaper in Nigeria

22 October 2021The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, has disclosed that Nigerians made 30 million emergency calls from January to August 2021 using the 122 emergency number.Danbatta disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday at a two-day All Nigerian Editors Conference with the theme: ‘Media in times of crisis: Resolving conflict, achieving consensus’.

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According to the NCC boss, there are Emergency Communications Centres in 23 states and Federal Capital Territory, with ongoing plans to establish the centres in nine more states and the remaining four states by the end of 2022.He said, “The NCC embarked on the establishment of ECCs across the states to offer a lifeline to citizens in times of distress.

“The ECC provides a one-stop shop through which members of the public can access help from any Emergency Response Agency such as the Police, the Federal Road Safety Commission, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, fire and ambulance services, National Emergency Management Agency, Nigeria Centre of Disease Control and so on by dialling 112, which is Nigeria’s emergency assistance number, from any network.” headtopics.com

“Currently, 23 states in the Federation and the FCT have functional ECCs each. Read more: The Punch Newspapers »

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Omo na emergency call to friends and family This kind of lie na wa ooh I didn't even know such number was existing. I must be living in alternate reality How many una pick 🙄 And how many responses did they get? ..and how many were responded too? wow call to who 😆 emergency call to who? Oga please answer this questions I have for you .. Does Nigeria have am emergency response team in my state or sector? What was or is your response to these emergencies? Oga please go and rest.... How can there be fishes when there is no water ?

Who did they call and what was the response? I know say na lie.. lol .. calll government?