The Senate on Tuesday passed a Bill to adopt 112 as toll-free number for emergencies, in the proposed Nationwide Emergency Communications Service.
This followed the consideration of the Nationwide Toll-Free Emergency Number (Establishment) Bill, 2021.
The Bill hinged on a report by the Committee on Communications was presented by Senator Biodun Olujimi on behalf of the Committee Chairman, Senator Oluremi Tinubu.
In her presentation, Olujimi explained that Clause 2 of the bill seeks to establish the Nationwide Emergency Communications Service.
She noted that when established, the Service would be charged with the responsibility of deployment and coordination of a seamless and reliable end-to-end infrastructure for emergency needs throughout Nigeria.