By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
A group has deployed a new Emergency Response App, ‘ PrimeAlert’ free for Nigerians to assist National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in reporting cases and symptoms of Covid-19 in any part of the country
The device which would serve as emergency tool will be downloaded on the mobile phones to enable Nigerians report any suspected case or anybody with symptoms of the virus in their area.
The Chief Executive Officer ‘PrimeAlert’, Tony Nwulu disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
He said the gesture was aimed at supporting the government as part of its contribution to the fight against Coronavirus pandemic.
Nwulu added that Nigerians are free to use the app in any part of the country with any smartphone by simply tapping on the SOS button on the App for 2 seconds users would instantly alert the PrimeAlert 24/7 Emergency Monitoring/Call Center to report any case.
The technology would also provide verified updates on the Covid-19.
Nwulu said “ We urge everyone to download “PrimeAlert” App. We have updated the app to serve as a vital emergency tool for humanity in view of Coronavirus pandemic that have plaqued the world.
“ We believe strongly that our collective efforts will make a real difference in eradicating the virus from our society “
The mobile app can also rescue Nigerians when they find themselves in danger and emergency situation such as ; robbery, kidnapping, theft, accident or any life threatening circumstance.
He explained that the app will send emergency sms to five registered mobile phone numbers of the user’s relatives by just tapping the “SOS Button” on the app when in distress or danger informing them that the user needs urgent help with the user’s precise location.