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Starcomms partners Police on free internet access

As part of Starcomms consistent corporate social responsibility efforts, it has provided the public relations office of the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters with one year free Internet access to help the office handle official messages and general complaints emanating from the public nationwide.

This gesture was a follow up to the donation last year of a complete computer with Starcomms izap to the office with one year free internet access. The facilities have helped the Police to promptly address public communication on a daily basis.

In a letter of appreciation from the Police Force to Starcomms and signed by the Assistant Force Public Relations Officer, Ramoni Lawal SP, on behalf of the Force PRO, the security agency reiterated its reliance on Starcomms’ facilities for its operation.

“Your kind gesture truly, is seen as your contribution to policing in Nigeria and a manifestation and demonstration of your positive attitude to charity.  Apart from the larger number of the Police Commands and Department that will benefit from this gesture, your company has through this gesture impacted positively on Nigerians for whom this office has been the only hope for addressing numerous complaints against Police and members of the public.

You have set the pace for others to emulate and we are very appreciative of the good work you are doing and pray that God will continue to guide you and keep your company strong and successful in all your business endeavours,” the letter stated.

Partnership of this kind between Starcomms and the Nigeria Police is part of a larger Starcomms’ CSR undertakings to lead the industry in supporting crime fighting in the country.

Apart from the donation to the PR office last year and this year’s renewal, the company also supported the Nigeria Police, FCT Command with 1,000 highly subsidized Virtual Private Network (VPN) lines donated to the command in 2007. This was in response to the distress call from the former Police Commissioner for the Federal Capital Territory, Mr. Haruna John. In addition, the company donated EVDO mobile internet connectivity, raincoats, reflective jackets and torch lights to further assist the police in the discharge of its functions.


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