Yobe govt to ‘regulate’ social media – Commissioner

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By Shehu Usman

Yobe State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Hon. Abdullahi Bego says the era of propaganda, and misinformation in the State.

He announced that plans were underway to draft state policy for social media.

In a statement by the Ministry’s Department of Information Services, Bego stated this while taking over the affairs of the ministry in a brief ceremony on Tuesday held at his office located in IBB Secretariat, Damaturu.

The Information Commissioner disclosed that the present administration under Governor Buni was determined to reposition the Information sector of the State for optimum benefit of the people.

“We shall train and retain information officers to build their capacity, pursue the digitization of the State television, widen the radio coverage and draft state policy for social media”, he said.

While handing over the affairs of the ministry to the new commissioner, the overseeing Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information, Alh. Kashim Tijjani Kalli described the appointment of Bego as well-deserved.

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