Olufemi Oguntamu, CEO, Penzaarville Africa says that social media can be a tool for creating change in the society.
Oguntamu, the convener of Handle It Africa conference, says one of the purposes of the event was to identify how social media can be used to proffer solutions to problems identified by brands and individuals and to further develop the phenomenon into a force of civic, industrial and economic change in Nigeria.
“This conference was conceptualized for one reason: to find new solutions, to rework some already existing ones and maybe even discover some new problems. With an internet connection we together inspired ourselves to action and protest with the #occupyNigeria, #IstandwithNigeria, hashtags, and more,” he said.
“With an internet connection we together inspired ourselves to action and protest with the #occupyNigeria, #IstandwithNigeria, hashtags, and more.
“Yes we have come far but there is further still to go. We are not going to stop, we are going to use social media to drive change, solve civic and industrial problems.”
Panelists present at the conference were Yemi Adamalekun, director of EiE Nigeria, Osagie Alonge, editor-in-chief, Pulse Nigeria, Japheth Omojuwa, founder omojuwa.com, Olusola Amusan, CSR leader, Microsoft Nigeria.
Handle it Africa took place on March 31 at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.
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