Bagudu urges Nigerians to be patriotic in using social media



Gov. Atiku Bagudu of , on Wednesday urged Nigerians not to use the  social to bring down the country, but always promote the dignity of the nation before the community.The governor made the appeal when he opened a workshop on New Ethics and Practice, on Wednesday in Birnin .

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the workshop was organised by the state Ministry of Information and Culture.Bagudu described the new as an instantaneous changing field, which has changed the face of journalism globally.He however said that the social community should  promote the good image of Nigeria, and stop posting materials that tarnish Nigeria’s image.The governor recalled that during the #EndSARS protest, and unsubstantiated reports were posted on the social media that portrayed Nigeria in bad light.He therefore called for professionalism and decency on issues affecting Nigeria.Earlier,

the for Information and Culture, Rakiya Tanko-Ayuba said information dessimination remained an important segment of educating and informing the public.The , who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Garba Hamisu, stressed the need for practitioners to uphold good moral conduct in a decent and responsible manner.She explained that the was aimed at sensitising and updating the participants on the use of social media.

The advised the participants to use the opportunity to assist the administration in publicising its policies and programmes.Prof. Nura Ibrahim of Faculty of , and Alhaji Abdullahi El-Kurebe, a seasoned journalists and blogger, said social media had changed the pattern of life.Speaking on the topic: “Social Media as a Tool for Change and Development”, the duo advised social media practitioners to always authenticate before posting anything on the net.According to them,

the new media is all about innovation and interactive technologies, where change and innovation remained the main focus.They observed that social media changes the way people live, conduct businesses, agriculture, and all other of human endeavour.NAN reports that the workshop which was highly educating, informative and interactive, drew participants from across the state. (NAN)