Nigerians must continue to engage government —US Consular-General
By Ayodele Samuel
The US Consular-General, Joseph D. Stafford has said that Young Nigerians must continue to engage government.
Mr Stafford said this in his keynote address at the consulate’s New Tools, New Government town hall meeting with young leaders and icons organised by leading firm held weekend in Lagos.
He said that, now that the elections are over, it would be productive to see continuous social media engagements adding that the United States government hails the conduct of the process with young civil engagement organizations, and the activities of frontline organizations like The Future Project.”
He said that the focus was on election and post-election engagement for young Nigerians to work and build a strong democratic society and drive a true government of and by the people.
The meeting covered the issue of using Social and New Media to address governance issues, how to encourage youths to be active citizens, and how various organizations, project, activities engaged pre-elections, during the elections and post-elections, the impact made and future plans.
According to him, Social and new media is only a tool and should not be relied upon solely.
The meeting was attended by representatives of LEAP Africa, the Kudirat initiative for Democracy, Smoke Free Foundation, Access Cool Peer Monitoring Project, Tosin Jegede Foundation and captains of the entertainment industry. READ MORE