Rt.Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor, has approved the creation of a Social Media Unit within the Governor’s office.
Malam Imam Imam, the spokesman to the Governor, made this known in a statement in Sokoto on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the establishment of the unit is in recognition of the role of social media in governance.
Imam also said it was aimed at coordinating the activities of pro-government online groups and engage the youths of the state and get their feedback on the running of government.
”The Unit will coordinate the activities of all pro-government online groups, and will interact, on behalf of the government, with interested persons and groups seeking information about government’s policies and programmes.
“By the creation of this Unit, we hope to engage our youth and also get their inputs in the running of the government.
“We want them to do more by offering quality suggestions on their vision for Sokoto State,” he said.
Imam further explained that the new unit would operate closely with the office of the Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs.
The statement added that adequate training would be organised for youth to equip them with the latest knowledge in online information management.