The Federal government announced on Thursday that it is set to launch a new application that will be used to disseminate activities of the Buhari-led government to Nigerians.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who made the announcement said that the app will called Federal Government Information App (FGIAPP), and will be launched on Friday December 15, 2016 in Abuja.
Mr. Mohammed disclosed this to newsmen after meeting with Resident Information Officers (RIOs) from Ministries, Departments and Agencies ahead of the launch.
The minister explained that the new app will be leveraging on Social Media to tell the world what the Buhari administration is doing.
“We as a government and as Information Ministry will leverage on the unique technology to inform the world about what we are doing.
“With the new app, it means anybody anywhere in the world will get to know, real time, what is happening in Nigeria at least from our own perspective and narrative” he said.
According to him the activities of the present administration have been hugely under-reported, which necessitated the need for the new information app.
“The information architecture has changed completely…Today, the story is very different because we have the New Media, and unless you show a very strong presence there, you are not communicating to the world,” the minister said.
He emphasized on the essence of rich content to make the App viable, adding that the necessary training and working tools will be provided for the RIOs in order to build their capacity and ensure effective contributions from their respective Ministries, Departments and Agencies.