President Muhammadu Buhari has launched the National Broadband Plan (2020 – 2025) in Abuja.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Mr Isa Pantami who disclosed this on Thursday, March 19, 2020, added that the plan is intended to deepen internet penetration in the Country, according to.
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 any 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.
Mr Pantami added that President Buhari also launched the Digital Nigeria program, which is designed to equip young Nigerians with digital and entrepreneurial skills.
In addition, President Buhari launched a Communications and Digital Economy complex, operated by Mr Pantami’s Ministry.