by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
PLATEAU STATE – A Security and Information Centre (SIC) aimed at facilitating public access to convey security-related information to relevant authorities for prompt action has been inaugurated.
Inaugurating the Center, by Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State, on Wednesday, the governor disclosed that, the Centre established by the Plateau State Information and Communications Technology Development Agency (PICTDA), seeks to “bridge the communication divide” between the general public and the government.
According to him, the Centre will utilize basic technology to establish a toll-free hotline, allowing citizens to share information without incurring charges, while using the phone number 080 0000 5555.
He said the Centre, which is already operational and people can call, emphasized that the State Government will cover the cost of all incoming calls on behalf of the citizens.
He explained that, the initiative will serve as a channel for the government to swiftly obtain early warning signals and intervene promptly, while also gathering feedback on developmental matters within the state.
He encouraged citizens to confidently report security concerns from their local communities, with the assurance that all information will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
Programmed to operate round-the-clock, the Center is geared towards efficient and effective service delivery, enabling citizens to report any issues relevant to the state.