Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Starcomms lifts Police with Internet access

Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) operator, Starcomms, has lifted the public relations office of the Nigeria Police Force Headquarters with one year free Internet access.

Starcomms said, the access was offered as part of its corporate social responsibility 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.

The presentation of the latest offer was made by the duo of David Babalola and Kenneth Ekwunife, recently.

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 read in part.

According to the Starcomms officials, partnership of this nature has formed part of a larger Starcomms’ CSR undertaken to lead the industry in supporting crime fighting in the country.

ITRealms Online gathered that 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 Starcomms donated EVDO mobile internet connectivity, raincoats, reflective jackets and torch lights to further assist the police in the discharge of its functions.

Further, ITRealms Online recalls that last month, Starcomms was honoured with the White Hat award by Spamhaus, an international organization whose mission is to track the Internet’s spam operations in recognition of the company’s fight against Internet crimes and its zero tolerance to spam.

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