Ozumi Abdul Aliu
Kano state government will train social media influencers for effective and faster ways of accurate information dissemination.
The Chief Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Information, Kano State, Sani Abba Yola in a statement he signed, said the state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba made the remark while receiving members of Kano state Social Media in his office, Thursday.
The commissioner pointed out that the main difference between conventional and social media is training because most of the social media users do not have training on writing and news reporting skills.
According to Yola, the Mallam Garba added that government would do everything possible to ensure that they are involved in the scheme of things by considering their members in strategic government positions in view of their contributions in publicizing government activities in the state.
Malam Garba urged them give correct information on government development projects, programs and achievements to the public on their online postings
In his remarks, Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Affairs, Alhaji Fa’izu Alfindiki commended the members for collaborating with the state ministry of information and charged them to be proactive in protecting the good image of the government.
Earlier, the acting chairman of the Kano Social Media, Alhaji Tijjani Sani Amasco requested the state government to organize a training program for members association on writing skills and effective information dissemination techniques.