THE ongoing google mapping programme embarked upon by Governor Ademola Adeleke’s administration in the State of Osun has been described as a project that will benefit people living in the rural areas and aid the security of the state.
Media Adviser to the Governor on Information, Communication and Technology, Mr. Sola Ishola, said most of the places in the urban areas were already mapped, calling on residents of the state to key in into the programme to make it work.
Ishola, in an interview with OSUN DEFENDER yesterday, said the programme will give the state a good presence in the global space and boost the Internally Generated Revenue.
According to Ishola, the google mapping programme will assist people who are into e-Commerce and aid security operatives in arresting criminals anywhere in the state.
He said: “This is about online presence and that is what we are trying to improve for Osun, such that no part of the state is left out of the world that has been described as a global village.
“So, this mapping thing represents the online presence of the state in the global space and we are trying to ensure that Osun is present and is seen in the global space. Beyond the map, it is about repositioning Osun State globally.
“The benefits of the mapping are numerous. Part of the benefits is that you can have people coming to the state as tourists and navigate around the state without any issues. It will also help people who are into e-Commerce and logistics business because people can buy online from anywhere in Osun and send their location and the goods will be delivered without stress.
“It will eventually, help to grow the business parts of Osun State, thereby, helping to improve the Internally Generated Revenue.
“It will also help in terms of security because anybody in distress can send his or her location and they will be easily traced.
“Majorly, this will be beneficial to the people in the rural areas more. Most of the places in the urban areas are already mapped but many of the rural areas are yet to be mapped and this means that there is no access to them and this makes them lose some opportunities”.