Army set to change negative perception of online community

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Worried and perhaps agitated by the negative perception of Nigerians, especially with regard to its engagement with the civilian population, the Nigerian military organized an interactive session involving army personnel, civil society, the press and d ‘other stakeholders.

At the well-attended seminars organized by the Civil-Military Affairs Department of Army Headquarters in partnership with Security Affairs Ltd, the Nigerian military states that as a responsible organization, it believes in a positive impact on the life of the average citizen within the framework of its cooperation. social responsibilities and constitutional roles.

The Chief of Civil-Military Affairs Major General Marcus Kanye made this known to Enugu this weekend when addressing participants of the 16th Annual Social Media Influencers Seminar held at the Bridge Waters hotel.

The theme of the seminar is “The Evolving Role of Social Media in Support of the Nigerian Army Non-Kinetic Line of Operations”.

The seminar, which began in 2018, is one of the means by which the Nigerian military interacts with the civilian population to foster harmonious and cordial civil-military relations.

This is an ongoing event which should provide the Nigerian military with feedback on how to better serve the people.

“Because social media has a crucial role to play in supporting Nigerian Arms’ non-kinetic line of operations as well as in shaping public opinion,” Kangye said.

Over the past 5 years, the Nigerian military has completed more than 100 civilian and military projects aimed at bridging the gap with the civilian population and ensuring that the military is viewed in a positive light as a responsible organization. .

“We are all aware that cyberspace is the last area of ​​modern warfare. Therefore, social media present a real tool to influence and shape public opinion, which is essential in deciding the outcome of battles ”. Kangye said.

There is so much social media can do to support Nigerian military operations across the country.

“It is essential to note that the fight against insecurity generally involves the use of kinetic and non-kinetic methods. I therefore take the audacity to inform this assembly that the Nigerian army is making giant strides in the fight against terrorism, insurgency, banditry and other forms of crime in the country ”. Kangye reiterated.

Therefore, the Chief of Civil-Military Affairs Major General Marcus Kangye called on online media bloggers / journalists to know and educate people about the dangers of disinformation or misinterpretation for the general security of the country. Nigeria.

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The military is working to change the negative perception of the online community. The military is working to change the negative perception of the online community.

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