Full Text Of Speech delivered by Dansofo Usman Jr. Convener of the Kogi Social Media Awards 

Protocols

On behalf of the entire team members of the Kogi Social Media Awards, I humbly welcome you to this year’s Edition of the Reward for Impact Event.

This event is established in 2018 as a yearly event to recognize and encourage Kogi citizens to continually promote and create exceptional contents daily to solve critical life problems; thereby giving many people a reason to smile whenever they visit their platforms.

It is also to promote cultural integration, unity/peace among users of this channels and to further enhance social interactions.

The Kogi State social Media awards is one of such platforms creating positive change in our society.

The awards is geared towards promoting “social media for social good”.

We intend to give back to the society in appreciation, what it has already inputed.

This we are doing using the social Media space to gauge handles from the different users by voting online for the institutions, groups, corporate organizations and individual categories of their choices in a very transparent and regular manner.

The Kogi Social Media Awards (KSMA) recognizes excellence in content creation, impact, innovation and is ready to award voted talents in various fields, who have carved a niche for themselves by leveraging the social media platform.

KSMA is a platform to honor the brilliant brains and practitioners of blogs that have put the social media to good use in promoting their discipline, business, corporate social responsibility to better the lot of humanity.

As social media and blogs grow to be the new powerful tools of influence in information communication technology, this event is to connect everyone in highlighting the work of some of the best from the social media fraternity of global and local social media practitioners.

The Awards is focused on nominations and entries from all social media users in Kogi state via all social media platforms.

Vision
To be a catalyst for changing the narrative on the social media space, using the platform as a tool for Promoting peaceful coexistence, tolerance and socio-economic development.

Mission
To contribute to the peace, unity, tourism potential, progress and development of Kogi state through social media useful engagements.

PRE-AWARD LECTURE

Today, there will be a pre-award lecture that will center on the use of the social media as a tool for positive socio-economic growth.

It will be a lecture that will have three sessions with keynote speakers and resource persons on supporting topics.
The aim is to engineer a paradigm shift from the recent state of mutual suspicion, political rivalry, hate speech, propaganda and mitigating conflict situations on the Kogi social media space, and engaging conversations for the enhancement of healthy growth within the Kogi online community.

The Three Cardinal Points of the Lecture is focused on using the social media to promote business and entrepreneurial skills, politics and good governance and peaceful coexistence and tolerance amongst th citizenry especially the youths that form the bulk of social media users and how effectively we can use the platform for proper branding.

I wish to call on all people especially the government to begin to support this initiative as it has always been hard for us putting this in place annually.

Of course, there are challenges but we hope to continue to identify them and make a better adjustment as we progress subsequently.

Finally, let me quickly appreciate everyone that has participated in this year’s edition. From nomination to voting, and all.

Thank you and God bless.
Dansofo Usman Jr.
Convener, Kogi Social Media Awards

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