Civil servants in Ogun State are set to enjoy free Voice Over Internet Protocol, VOIP, to enhance productivity and hitch-free communication in the discharge of their official duties, courtesy of the state government.
This is just as the Ogun government announced plans to establish a data centre across the three senatorial districts in the state to give room for rural participation in governance.
The Director of Information Technology in the Bureau of Information Technology, Olatundun Adekunte, made this known while speaking with journalists on Tuesday in Abeokuta, the state capital.
According to Adekunle, the device would be put in place at the Oke-Mosan Government Secretariat in the state capital to allow civil servants access free calls during official working hours.
He also said that arrangements were being made to procure mobile phones and other accessories for the workers.
“There is an existing network for communication, though restricted to few individuals. However, come 2016, all civil servants in the state will be connected to the network.
“This is aimed at making communication amongst the workers more effective and thus increase their productivity”, the director said.
When established, Mr. Adekunte said the data centre would enable rural participation in governance.
“This development will allow the rural dwellers have access to internet and online media to ensure their active participation in governance through a highly effective feedback mechanism”, he added.