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Nigeria to Unify Emergency Numbers Under 112 Service ~Tijani

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In a significant move to enhance the delivery of government services through technology, Minister of Communication, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Bosun Tijani, announced on Thursday via his X platform that he had hosted Minister Tunji Ojo from the Ministry of Interior to discuss further collaboration.

The key highlight of their meeting was the presentation of the 112 emergency number service solution.

The 112 emergency number, facilitated by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), was demonstrated to Ojo and the heads of various key agencies including the Nigerian Immigration Service, Nigeria Correctional Service, Nigeria Security & Civil Defence Corps, and the Federal Fire Service.

These agencies are integral to improving internal security and emergency response in Nigeria.

Tijani expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, stating, “We presented our emergency number service solution, 112, to Minister Ojo and the heads of critical security and emergency response agencies.

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“This initiative aims to enhance internal security, emergency response, and other ancillary services.”

In a landmark agreement, the Ministry of Interior will now actively align all stakeholders to harmonize existing emergency numbers under the 112 platform, Tijani wrote on his social media platform.

He said this integration aims to transform the 112 number into a more efficient and unified system for managing emergency communications across the country.

Tijani emphasized the importance of this collaboration, noting, “By unifying all existing emergency numbers under 112, we are creating a more streamlined and effective platform for emergency management.

This collaboration between our ministries is a significant step towards leveraging technology to improve public safety and service delivery.”

This initiative underscores the Nigerian government’s commitment to harnessing technology for the betterment of public services, ensuring that citizens can access emergency assistance more efficiently and reliably.

(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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