By Dayo Johnson
AKUREâ€”ONE of the leading Mobile Telecommunication Service Provider, Globacom has entered into partnership with the Ondo State government in the provision of Closed User Group (CUG) network service for public servants across the state.
Globacom started with an initial 5, 000 post paid lines for civil servants in the state as a Closed User Group (CUG). It equally presented 1,000 safety helmets for the operators of commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada riders.
Flagging off of the CUG network and the presentation of the safety helmets in Akure, Governor Olusegun Mimiko, said the move was part of efforts at using Information Technology to deliver the 12-point agenda of government.
Mimiko said â€œthe state entered into partnership with Globacom Limited for the provision of an initial 5, 000 post paid lines for civil servants in the state as a Closed User Group (CUG)”.
He explained that the deal would afford the telecommunication company to network the affected telephone lines into CUG which would enable worker to call one another at no cost.
On the benefit of the programme, Dr Mimiko said the package would help to close the communication gap within the state civil service.
The governor pointed out that it would provide quick and cost free communication thereby reducing turn-around time drastically, adding that the package would enhance service delivery and reduce bureaucracy and red tapism.