Army To Establish Directorate For Social Media Management In The Service
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has warned army personnel to be wary against the indiscriminate use of social media especially in these times that the country is currently going through several insecurity issues. Buratai gave this warning during a three-day workshop themed “Office Management and Document Security workshop 2018’’ held on Thursday in Lagos.
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Buartai represented by the Army Chief of Administration, Maj.-Gen. Idris Alkali stated that the social media posed an additional challenge to information security of which some of its personnel have been abusing contrary to the rules of the military service.
He said that this reason has given way for the Army to put in place plans to establish a directorate that would focus solely on the management of social media in the service.
Buratai said: ”The Nigerian Army has a policy on the use of social media. The use of social media to discuss or disclose service matter is absolutely wrong.”
“It is very unprofessional for personnel to resort to social media to disclose classified information or express grievances when the Nigerian Army has well-established channels for addressing complaints.”
“It is equally saddening to find operational issues and utterances including some gory pictures involving our personnel and equipment being circulated on social media.”
“I want you to take particularly of the presentations as it will also highlight the inherent risk associated with the advent of social media and all the steps you must not take to compromise information as clerks.”
“The army has initiated a process that would lead to the establishment of a directorate that would focus solely on the management of social media in the service.”
“This is part of my action plan to curtail the risk associated with the use of social media by personnel.”