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Facebook to Train Senators

Valentine Chinyem

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Online networking giant, Facebook, is set to train members of Nigeria’s upper legislative chamber.

This was disclosed by Isa Galaudu, chief of staff to Senate President, Bukola Saraki, who said a delegation led by Facebook’s African head of public policy, will arrive the country at the weekend ahead of the special training session scheduled for Monday.

Galaudu said the programme was in line with the promise of the leadership of the 8th senate to utilise social media.

“Senators and their aides receive training on use of Facebook in line with the promise of the president of the senate to ensure more representative legislature using e-parliamentary tools,” he said.

“This is a partnership between the office of the senate president and Facebook.”

Bamikole Omishore, Saraki’s special assistant on social media, said the training is at no cost to the senate, stating that Facebook offered to conduct the training for free.