The Senate Tuesday passed a bill seeking to establish the Nationwide Emergency Communications Service.
It also approved 112 as the toll-free number for emergencies.
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This followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Communications.
Senator Biodun Olujimi, who presented the report, said Clause 2 of the bill sought to establish the Nationwide Emergency Communications Service.
She said the agency when established, would be charged with the responsibility of deployment and coordination of a seamless and reliable end-to-end infrastructure for emergency needs throughout Nigeria.
She said Clause 5 of the bill was amended to vest the Nigeria Communications Commission with the responsibility of formulating regulations and guidelines for the workings of the Nationwide Emergency Communications Service.