Glo rolls out Nigerian police CUG
TELECOMSBy BiztechAfrica - July 7, 2012, 12:59 p.m.
Glo Mobile has launched a special Close User Group package which will enable Nigerian police force members to communicate seamlessly with themselves and their family members at a specially discounted rate.
The first phase of the scheme, christened COOPCOM, which includes 100,000 Glo lines and data connection, was launched in Abuja this week.
The project, an initiative of the Nigeria Police Force Cooperative Society, is designed to enhance the crime-fighting capabilities of the officers and men of the Force and ease communication with their family members, particularly when on posting in different locations across the country.
The Inspector General of Police, M.D. Abubakar, who launched the project at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, said that the CUG would enhance the ability of the force to fight crime. He also described the facility as affordable and secured.
"This CUG is cheaper, faster, has a wider range and is secured because it is in-house". The IGP was represented by the Deputy Inspector General (C Department), Kachi Udoji.
Globacom's Head of Public Sector Department, Tunde Amunikoro, explained that the COOPCOM will allow members of the CUG to communicate among themselves free of charge for as long as they desire at a low monthly rental while they also pay very minimally for calls outside the CUG.
According to him, the project has been painstakingly designed to also make life easier for families of policemen across the country. “We have considered the rate at which officers of the Nigerian Police Force are transferred across the country, leaving their families behind at various commands. This scheme will certainly reduce the communication gap while on such postings,” he said.
Amunikoro said in order to ensure high quality of service on the network, Glo had built excess capacity to accommodate the communication demands of the Force. He disclosed further that Glo had also injected several soft and highly motivating packages into the scheme to make it very user-friendly and cost-effective.
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