Buhari Launches National Broadband Plan, Emergency Call Centre

President Muhammadu Buhari (image courtesy State House)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday launched the National Broadband Plan (2020 – 2025) in Abuja, Concise News reports.

According to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, The plan essentially is intended to deepen internet penetration in the country, a

The President also commissioned the National Emergency Call Centre, which is expected to link Abuja residents with the Police, fire service, federal road safety officials, during an emergency.

The emergency number, 112, is toll-free.

The Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, which is in charge of the project, said it is working to link the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control to the call centre, in light of the coronavirus outbreak sweeping through the world.

President Buhari also launched the Digital Nigeria program, which is designed to equip young Nigerians with digital and entrepreneurial skills, according to Pantami.

Lastly, President Buhari launched a Communications and Digital Economy complex, operated by Pantami’s ministry.


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Olugbenga Ige is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan. Gbenga is an experienced reporter at Concise News, a new media enthusiast, and fine-grained media influencer.


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