Use your platforms for peaceful coexistence, national security, Army tells bloggers | #NwokeukwuMascot


…Mr Alabi said the Nigerian Army recognised the importance of bloggers and influencers on social media | #NwokeukwuMascot 

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The Nigerian Army has called on social media influencers and bloggers to play their roles actively to enhance national security.

The General Officer Commanding 2 Division, Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Bamidele Alabi, made the call at the 31st edition of the social media influencers’ seminar on Wednesday in Ilorin.

Mr Alabi said the Nigerian Army recognised the importance of bloggers and influencers on social media as credible partners in shaping narrative towards enhancing national security.

According to him, this underlines the constant efforts of the Nigerian Army in organising such a programme to interact with stakeholders.

The theme of the seminar is: “Emerging trend on social media: Impacts on national security.”

He stated that the seminar was timely and apt in the face of a volatile, unpredictable, dynamic and fluid environment.

He urged the social media influencers and bloggers to use their platforms for peaceful coexistence in Nigeria.

“The social media platform has reengineered social interaction among peers, businesses, governments and so on.

Social media platforms are used in advancing social and national insecurity, such as the situation in the northern and south-eastern parts of Nigeria.

“Some groups use online media to propagate their agenda and the general public also uses social media platforms to escalate this propaganda, which sometimes is fake news,” he added.

The Chief of Military Affairs of Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. NC Ugbo, said the seminar was a continuous event in selected towns across the country to enable the Nigerian Army to interact with social media influencers, bloggers, media practitioners and the general public.

The interactions are on how best social media can be used to enhance national security.

He added. “The platform provided by the social media seminar has afforded the Nigerian Army the opportunity to interact with influencers of the social and cyberspace on how to responsibly use the various asset to foster security and peaceful coexistence,”

He urged the participants to listen attentively to achieve the aim and objective of the seminar.



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