In the 30th edition of the Social Media Influencers seminar, organized in collaboration with the Ukan Kurugh Foundation, the Chief of Military Affairs at Army Headquarters, Maj. Gen. NC Ugbo, urged social media actors to exercise caution and verify the information they disseminate on social media platforms.
Highlighting the profound impact of social media on shaping perceptions and opinions, Maj. Gen. Ugbo emphasized the need for influencers to be mindful of the authenticity of the content they share.
He stated, “The information we share on social media platforms has far-reaching effects in shaping the perceptions, opinions, and reactions of people.”
Maj. Gen. JH Abdulsalam underscored the relative peace in Delta State as a result of stakeholders’ cooperation and support to the Nigerian Army.
He urged social media influencers and practitioners to contribute to the collective goal of peace and security by ensuring the accuracy of the content they share.
Addressing the positive impact of media on public perspective, Maj. Gen. Abdulsalam explained that the seminar aimed to inspire, motivate, educate, and promote the Nigerian Army’s positive values.
The theme, “Countering the Spread of Divisive Contents on Social Media: A Collective Responsibility,” reflected the importance of responsible content sharing.
The seminar, targeting engagement with influencers, bloggers, media practitioners, youth, and the general public, seeks to enhance the existing relationship between the Nigerian Army and other stakeholders in the security sector.
Maj. Gen. Abdulsalam assured the audience of the Nigerian Army’s commitment to building a more secure and safer Nigeria.
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