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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Responsible use, key to social media influence – Aniagoh




The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Social Media to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Mr. Ifeanyi Aniagoh has urged West Africa Bloggers to be creative and use social media responsibly so as to influence their societies, reports ITRealms.

Speaking at the just concluded two-day conference of bloggers in Lagos, Aniagoh cautioned those uncreative to avoid social media as they may not stand the test of time, but expressed glad on what have been achieved in recent times by genuine social media experts who mean business.

He defined social media as a means of interaction among people in which they create, share and or exchange information as well as ideas via virtual communication, but was quick to add that responsible use of these tools is the secret of social media influence on the society.

“I am continually excited about what social media experts have achieved and provoked by what is still possible,” he asserted.

According to him, there are over 60 million active internet users in Nigeria, making it the largest internet population on the continent, noting that with a click, one passes information to thousand folds of people in a second, and describing that as the power of the social media.

He also said that social media has given people, especially the new generation who are Information Technology (IT) savvy, a new and effective instrument to come together for issues they believe in.

“I am a living testimony. Social Media is the revolution of our century,” he declared, pointing out that some of the recent social transformations in West African history were empowered via social media platforms.

Aniagoh cited an instance with Anambra State, where he said, social media has kept youths more informed and up to date; opened up channels for job vacancies, which has improved employment situation.

“The social media is gradually enabling Anambra youths to more effectively put pressure on how Ndi Anambra are governed,” he said, emphasizing that today, social media has taken the front burner as a means of educating and receiving feedback from the populace, hence serving as the vital link between the government and the governed.


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Pix: Ifeanyi Aniagoh, SSA to Gov. Willie Obiano on social media.

1 comment:

nnanna nzewi said...

Kudos to the man we all call MOP Hon Ifeanyi Aniagoh for being a propagator of truth and an amplifier of the good works of Anambra state government... In era where young men are busy using the freedom that social media platform has provided to insult leaders and denigrate authority...so bad

You have yet proved again that there is dignity in being patriotic

Kudos once again

Nnanna Nzewi