By EMMAN OVUAKPORIE
COLOMBO – SPEAKER of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, has advocated the use of social media in day to day running of government affairs.
He said the platform offers unlimited opportunity to enhance good governance and transparency in all parts of the world.
Tambuwal, who made this disclosure when he delivered a paper titled: The role of social media in modern day politics, at the closing session of the 58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, CPA, confab in Colombo, Sri Lanka, said developing countries must invest resources, time and energy to develop ICT infrastructure in their localities.
He said: “I wish to recommend that African and other developing countries should support the programmes and policies that will facilitate the development of social media infrastructure in their countries.”
Tambuwal noted that based on careful examination of the context of social media and politics, it is incontrovertible fact that the role which the media plays in modern politics, particularly in Africa, is decisive.