The Director General of the National Youth Service Scheme ,Major General SZ Kazaure, has called upon Public Relations officer to utilize the Social media platforms to promote the National Youth Service Scheme.
While at the same time, cautioned the Social media teams both at the State Secretariat and the National Directorate headqauarters to handle its assignment in a profesional way.
He made the disclosure at the Opening ceremony of the 2018 Public Relations Officers’ workshop in Abuja.
Kazaure charged the officers to align its communication strategies with current global standard.
“It is essential to utilize professional skills to influence service delivery in the scheme. Especially the use of social media strategy”
He urged the NYSC officers not to post inappropriate content that may cause disarray in the country.
The Director General also called on the Public Relation officers to come up with innovative strategies that will boost the scheme.
He spoke on the plans by the NYSC to explore the possibility of establishing a Radio Station .
“We want to expand the Public relations unit . We want to get Nigerians to be aware of our operations and achievement”.
The Director of Press and Public Relations , Mrs Adenike Adeyemi noted that the workshop is an opportunity for the Public Relations officer to improve on their skills.
She said the theme of the workshop”Retooling NYSC PR Machinery for greater output” is aimed at progressive actualization of productive and potent PR platforms nationwide.
“It is an opportunity to get updated with current trends in public relations practice, as well as sharpen the skills for optimal performance”
She said the organisation is poised to equip the officers with the relevant information and training that will enhance its image and reputation management, which is essential for the progress of the scheme.
The Former Executive Director , kukah centre, Arthur Aginam spoke on the need for Nigerians to deviate from making negative remarks about the NYSC scheme.
“The scheme has brought so many transformational changes into the society .We need to stop the negative narratives”
“We have so many positive stories about the scheme,rather than spreading falsehood about the institution”
While speaking on the insecurity in some parts of the country, which has discouraged some corp members , he called for more synergy among the security agencies.
“We have to rally together and end insurgency in the country. All the security agencies should work together in protecting members of the NYSC scheme.”