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NCC @national social media retreat, canvasses good governance - ITREALMS

The Federal Ministry of Communications has organized a National Social Media Retreat with a theme “Social Media for Good Governance” reports ITREALMS.

The retreat expected to sensitize stakeholders on the importance of social media in government activities, providing opportunity to get fresh inputs and feedback from the sector’s stakeholders with a view to incorporating their inputs into a National Social Media guide as well as reviewing best practices on policies and programmes, which promote social media for good governance.

The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, 
Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, was represented at the event by Director New Media and Information Security.

The former Director Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo who was a guest speaker at the event , presented a paper entitled “ Managing Public Communications in the Era of New Media”.

“Organisations’ spokesmen should be conversant with the use of social media tools and applications so as to communicate effectively with the public” he said.

Ojobo further noted that “spokesperson have to know their audience while Organisations should craft a narrative so that it can resonate with the people ”.

He concluded by adding that “social media is here to stay and every organisation must learn to use it effectively."

The retreat is a 2 day event , taking place at the NAF Conference and suites from 4th-5th December, 2018.

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