Nigerian telecommunication provider Globacom has installed 110 000 toll-free lines within the country’s police force, which will help officers to combat crime and stay in contact with their families.
Globacom’s spokesperson Babatunde Amunikoro said that the free telephone lines will also help the police in fighting crime. “The facility will allow members of the Force with the Close User Group, GUC, to communicate among them free of charge for as long as they desire with a monthly access fee of N600 while they pay very minimal charges of calls outside the CUG,” he said during the launch.
But most importantly, it will allow force members to stay in contact with loved ones while they are posted far away from home. “COOPCOM has been painstakingly designed to also make life easier for families of policemen across the country. This scheme will certainly reduce the gap of communication while on such posting.”
According to This Day, “the telecoms company has injected several soft and highly competitive conditions into the scheme to make it very user-friendly and cost- effective. He promised that as time goes on, the telecommunication lines would be increased to one million.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor