By Abbas Yushau Yusuf
The centre for information Technology and Development CITAD says it will embark on the Training of 5000 Youth on the Ethical use of social media and for Accountability and fighting corruption in the next three years.
The Executive Director of CITAD Malam Y. Z Yau stated this during the commissioning of Social Media laboratory and Radio Studio provided by the centre with support from MAC Arthur Foundation.
Malam YZ Yau said the emergence of Social media has democratize information and the need for citizens to speak on how they are governed on social media becomes very necessary.
According to the Director, Social Media provided an avenue for people to inject their voice and many individuals utilised Social media without tapping how its used for good and the country.
He said CITAD will train 5000 youth on how to use social Media ethically for the next three years.
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The CITAD Director added that the reasons behind the creation of the social Media Lab is to train Youth on how best its used and to see to the creation of New Nigeria where justice and accountability will prevail.
He noted that the Social Media lab will also train Youth on using the Social Media for Accountability and fighting corruption.
Malam Y Z Yau added that the Online Radio Studio will be used in training Journalism students to practice what they have learned in Schools.
In a remark the chairman of the occasion Professor Habu Muhammad Fagge of the Department of Political science Bayero University Kano said Social Media is one of the modern inventions that links individuals to groups and groups to organisations.
The University Don further called on social Media users to utilise the all important medium for conducting research and public enlightenment..
Professor Habu Fagge also called on the user’s to exploit the Social media in doing away with societal ills and make people understand the problems bedevilling the society.
In a remark the state commissioner for information Comrade Muhammad Garba represented by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary Usman Bala Muhammad congratulated CITAD for inventing the online Radio which is the first of its kind in Kano.