The Imo State Bloggers Association (ISBA) have concluded plans to publish names of top 20 Imo politicians that made impact in the social media and various online platforms in the year 2017.
Speaking during a general meeting of the Association in Owerri on Wednesday December 6, 2017, the leader of the group, Mr. Chinedu Hardy Nwadike, said that the review shall be based on certain criteria including the candidate’s appearance on news blogs and websites whose primary focus are on Nigeria.
He said the publication will be done at the end of the year 2017, adding that alongside the unbiased projection of news, events, programmes and projects concerning Imo sate in particular and Nigeria in general, ISBA is also committed to promoting computer literacy and skills acquisition among the youths in the state.
“We have big plans to educate and empower young people in Imo State especially”, he said, adding that they are “working towards an internet literacy programme that will promote computer/internet based money making opportunities that will empower our youths in 2018”
"We're also paving way for the development of the 'new media' in Imo State by ensuring that our members acquire the necessary knowledge to manage sensitive news contents. This is an age of professionalism and we are encouraging our members to take courses that will make them attain that level", Nwadike concluded.
With the committee already springing to work, the Public Relations Officer of the group, Mr. Kingsley C. Chukwuemeka, who added his voice said the appraisal of the committee’s report will be done by more than 30 member blogs in the Association.
Another reviews to be run by the Association is for the songs that rocked Imo State air waves in 2017, while there are also plans to commence monthly seminars for the members and general public on the latest developments in blogging and the online media in general by 2018.