Twitter is a key tool for disseminating timely and genuine information to followers with it’s over 310 million monthly active users as at 2016. Many governments are taking advantage of these to reach out to their citizenry. The Nigerian government is not lagging behind as it is actively present on twitter and other social media networks.
On these handles, you can get information about the government. Hence, it is important for Nigerians to follow these twitter accounts. Jumia travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal identifies 6 of these twitter handles. Most of these accounts are verified. So, you don’t need to question the authenticity of the tweeted information on these handles.
Nigerians have complained that President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t regularly address them. This may be probably true. But, with over 662,000 followers on twitter, the handle of the president often dishes out information about government affairs. So, it is a good place to start hearing from PMB.
This handle offers the latest information from the Office of the President, Muhammadu Buhari. So, if you want to know about the important things that are happening in the President’s office @NGRpresident is the handle to follow.
The Vice President is very active on social media with over 667,000 followers. You can get relevant information about the economy, Information, and Communication Technology and also the activities of the Vice-President.
This handle aggregates all the activities of the Federal Government of Nigeria as well as its ministries and disseminates the info to the public. The handle also has live tweets retreats and other governmental functions.
@DigiCommsNG is where you get latest activities of government in the ICT sector. For example, the Aso Villa demo day was aggressively promoted on this handle which involved over 30 startups coming together to present their pitches.
This is the official handle of the spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari. For rejoinders, press releases and clarifications, this is the handle to follow.