The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that plans were underway to launch Emergency Communications Centres (ECC) in the 36 states of the country as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

This, the NCC said, was to ensure public safety for all Nigerians.

While the NCC will run the centres for a number of years before turning it over to the states, each state on its part will provide land for the ECC.

Safety Record can report that 112 is the emergency number to be adopted and used to communicate between the general public and public response agencies.

It was gathered that the emergency number would be available on all networks in the country and toll-free.

Kano, Katsina, Ondo, Ogun, Oyo, Plateau, Anambra, Akwa-Ibom, Benue, Edo, Enugu, FCT, Imo, Kaduna and Plateau are the states with already active ECCs.

The NCC also said that once the emergency number became active, members of the public would be able to reach the Police, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Fire and Ambulance Services and other agencies.

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