In recognition of the role of social media in governance, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the creation of social media unit to be domiciled in the governor’s office.
A statement by the Governor’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said the new Unit, which is expected to operate closely with the office of the SA on Media and Public Affairs, will enjoy the same privileges as the media crew attached to Government House.
The Unit will coordinate the activities of all pro-government online groups, and will interact, on behalf of the government, with interested persons and groups seeking information about government’s policies and programmes.
While urging those to supervise the running of the unit to be dedicated in the discharge of their responsibilities, the Governor said his administration will widen the avenue of interaction with special groups, especially the youths.
He said adequate training will be organised for the youths to equip them with the latest knowledge in online information management.
“By the creation of this Unit, we hope to engage our youths and also get their inputs in the running of the government.
“Our youths played critical roles during the campaigns to mobilise our people for the task ahead. We want them to do more by offering quality suggestions on their vision for Sokoto State,” the statement added.