Former Governor of Kano state, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau on Monday, cautioned new media activists on the positive use of social media in Kano.
Shekarau, a senator representing Kano Central Senatorial district disclosed this during one day retreat organised to sensitise members of the Shekarau political movement on importance of social media.
The one day retreat is an initiative of the Shekarau New Media Communication Directorate aimed at developing a strategic roadmap in information dissemination among the members to users.
Shekarau, who was the former Governor of Kano state, appreciates all and sundry for their tireless media campaign and promotion of his mandate.
“For over a year, we wanted to meet with you, have an engagement and to thank you for the good work you have been doing to us. This has nothing to do with the current political tension in the state. It’s entirely something different”.
He further cautions all members of his camp to shun elements of violence and immorality against all odds in other to leave behind good virtues.
In his presentation on the ethics, values and basics of the new media, Dr. Sule Yau Sule of Bayero University Kano, who is also the Spokesman to former Governor urge users to avoid misleading, fake and injurious news.
Sule, calling on them to observe ethics, security and safety while being online.
He added that as social media lacks procedure of gatekeeping, information dissemination become volatile and therefore, one needs to be wary of the kind of information they share.