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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lagos, others asked to emulate Anambra State on social media deployment

The acclaimed government of centre of excellence, Lagos State, and other states in the country, have been asked to emulate Anambra State in the deployment of social media platforms to engage the citizenry, reports ITRealms.

The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Willie Obiano on social media, Mr. Ifeanyi Aniagoh gave this change in Lagos at the 2016 West Africa Bloggers Conference at the weekend, saying that in Anambra, they have specially created several programmes online to enlighten and engage the citizens.

“This can happen in Lagos. This can happen anywhere,” he declared.
This could take off with the appointment of focused advocate to be in-charge of social media as visible in Anambra State.

He cited for instance that on Twitter, Anambra State Government has launched “#TweetAnambra”, a daily 2 hours of constant tweets aimed at sharing the events of the day to the Twitter community.

On WhatsApp, he said, the government of Anambra State has a grassroots network of 32,600 persons through which Ndi Anambra are directly informed and feedback received for improved efficiency and better service delivery.

Similarly, on YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, Aniagoh said, Anambra State Government maintains significant communication channels resulting to its trending status since the swearing-in of Chief Willie Obiano as the governor in 2014, with focus on his “4Cs Approach” namely “Continue, Complete, Commission and Commence.”

Pointing out that through cyberspace the people are rightly informed about the feats of the current administration of Gov. Obiano.

“Through Social Media the people contribute to the democratic process, constructively engaging the government and effectively participating in policy development; through online platforms the government access direct feedback from the governed,” he said.

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