Voters Awareness Trends On Social Media As NILDS Engages Influencers On Voters Mobilization
The Director General of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Prof. Ladi Hamalai has called on young people in the country to take up the responsibility of addressing the issue of voter’s apathy and youth mobilization.
The DG gave this charge in Abuja on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at an interactive meeting with popular social media influencers who came together to discuss as well as proffer solutions to the issues of low turnout of youths and lack of interest in electoral matters.
She said that youth’ participation in electoral process is an opportunity to give them greater control and more power; Prof. Hamalai further encouraged Nigerian Youths to lead the way as model citizens while advancing their personal and social development.
The Hangout which held and transmitted across different social media platforms in real time had engaging and enriching participation and contributions.
Some other areas of discussion captured the use of celebrities for mobilization before elections targeted at boosting voters’ turnout, vote buying as a criminal act and pointer to moral decadence among others.
The Influencers expressed appreciation to the National Institute for Legislative Studies for the proactive engagement which they said is not only timely but enriching and impactful.