The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osibanjo is set to meet with the Facebook officials when they arrive the country to train senators and their aides.
The Head of Public Policy for Facebook in Africa few days ago reached out to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to offer to help train Nigerian Senators and their aides on the effective use of the platform to build the communication gap between Nigerians and their legislators.
The Special Assistant on New Media to the President of 8th Senate, Bamikole Omisore in a press statement explained that the training which is absolutely free aims to ensure a more representative legislature using technology and e-parliamentary tools.
It read in part: “As a step in joining the global community in using the social media platforms the right way, the Head of Public Policy for Facebook in Africa will be coming to Nigeria with some of her colleagues to train Nigerians senators and their aides to engage Nigerians on formation of policies and to get undiluted feedback from their constituents.
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“This training is absolutely free as part of Facebook’s Corporate Social Responsibility – CSR of the sponsors. Facebook will already be in Nigeria for a separate business and offered to do the training for free as Nigerians make up a large percentage of Facebook users in the continent and only proper for it to be used to change our country.
The venue and day scheduled for the meeting has not been disclosed.
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