Kano to train social media users for effective information dissemination
The Kano State Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, has announced that the state government is to train social media users on writing and news media skills.
Garba made the disclosure while receiving members of the Kano state Social Media in his office, Thursday.
He 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 him, government would do everything possible to ensure that they were involved in the scheme of things by considering their members in strategic government positions in view of their contributions in publicising government activities in the state.
He urged them to be posting online government’s programmes and achievements so as to be informing the public on its developmental projects.
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 state Social Media, Alhaji Tijjani Sani Amasco requested the state government to organize a training programme for their members on writing skills for them to be more effective in information dissemination techniques.