The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his media aides have picked Indian Microblogging, Koo, as an alternative means of communication to members of the public after American microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, become inactive following its operations ban across Nigeria by the Federal Government recently.
Sanwo-Olu and his team have joined the over six million Koo subscribers and the governor as well as his aides have started using the platform to disseminate the state programmes and events.
Findings by the Guild revealed that the State Governor has joined the microblogging and his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, as well as his Senior Special Assistant on new media to the governor, Jubril Gawat, had earlier become a subscriber of the platform.
Sources from the state government disclosed that the platform was considered as a means of communication after the Federal Government puts Twitter operations on hold for pulling down comments and videos on the civil war that ended 50 years ago from its platform over alleged complaints from victims of the war that lasted three years.
The source added that the governor and his aides, after several hours of deliberation, concluded that there must be another means of disseminating state information pending when the ban imposed on the American social networking platform would be lifted by the apex Government.
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