KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – The Dean School of Postgraduate Studies, Bayero University, Kano, Professor Umaru Pate, has said a proper harnessed and creative management of the New Media by Government will facilitate the control of Nigeria’s economy by her citizens.
He noted that technology not only controls, but facilitates the package and distribution of content, production and distribution of goods and services.
Pate stated this at the maiden Public Lecture/Award Presentation organized by the Arewa Online Publishers Association, (AOPA) held at Arewa House, Kaduna on Wednesday, where he bagged an award of excellence.
Speaking on the theme: “The Role of New Media In Nation Building”, Pate said the intrusive characteristic of the New Media underlines its importance in our national life and development process.
“On the other hand, it is the responsibility of government to manage and keep apace with the dynamism of emerging technologies,” he said.
Other awardees include: Governor Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmumini Usman, and Vice Chancellor Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, among others.