By Lazarus Zakaa, Abuja.
The Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs in partnership with Security Affairs on 16 Sept. 19, has organised the 6th edition of the seminar on the “Role of the Social Media in Support of Nigerian Army’s non- kinetic approach for enhanced peace and security in Nigeria”.
Speaking while declaring the seminar open, the Chief of Civil Military Relations, Maj. Gen. Usman Muhammed, said the the seminar was aimed at further educating the Civil Populace on the operations of the military.
Maj. Gen. Mohammed however called on Nigerians to disregard fake news insightful statements culpable to cause disunity amongst Nigerians.
The seminar which was mainly for the North West zone had in attendance over 300 participants drawn from the civil populace, various student body groups, NGOs, CSOs and members of pressure groups. Others are academics from tertiary institutions and journalists from conventional media as well as social media users, practitioners and influencers from within and around Kano.
On his party, CEO and founder of the Security Affairs and Television Security (TVS), Austin Peacemaker, the gesture was to create awareness on the use of Social Media for the Civil Populace in the North Western Zone of the country.
According to him, the seminar will also will also change the negative perception by some Civil populace about the Nigerian Army.
The seminar was also in attendance the Director, Information Management Army Headquarters, Brig. Gen. AA Goni as well as Brig. Gen. GS Abdullahi from the Defence Headquarters Directorate of Cyber Communication, as well as the PRO from AFCSC , and the legal officer from the HRDO and an officer from the NACWC.
The total of about 389 participants who turned up for the event, commended the Nigerian Army for the gesture and for its role in combating insurgency and criminality around the country.