The social media is a collection of websites, online forums groups through where many people meet to interact, share ideas and contributions. In Nigeria, almost every one has a social media handle. The social media is very useful for information dissemination.
Social media has metamorphosed to become a very influential factor in Nigerian politics Many of the political parties and big wigs in politics in Nigeria now have social media handles. They share their achievements, contributions and also campaign for votes via the social media.
During the electioneering process in 2015, almost all the presidential and gubernatorial candidates had Facebook and twitter pages which they used to canvass for votes.
All the state governments now have social media pages on either Facebook, twitter or websites. The common thing about them is that these state government-owned social media pages are always inactive.
In this article, we shall highlight the top 5 state Governors who are most active in social media.
#10 Governor Abdul Fatah Ahmed (Kwara state)
Ahmed, the executive Governor of kwara state has 84k followers across his Facebook and twitter handles. He posts regularly on Facebook than on twitter.
#9 Governor Ibrahim Hassan (Gombe state)
The Gombe state Governor is one of the most active Nigerian Governors on social media. He has about 105k followers on his Facebook and twitter pages only. He updates his pages regularly by reiterating his commitment in delivering his electioneering promises.
#8 Governor Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti state)
Fayose is very active on his Twitter page. He has over 85k followers and he updates the page with picture showing his report and interaction with the grass roots. Fayose is very outspoken and finds pleasure in updating posts that indicates his disapproval for the Buhari led administration. His twitter handle is always buzzing with pictures either showing him eating with market women or riding bicycle. He is indeed one of the most active Nigerian Governors on social media not minding the fact that he does not have a Facebook page.
#7 Governor Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto state)
Tambuwal, a one time speaker if the house if representatives is one of the few serving Governors who were already active on social media before their break through in the political scene. He is the 7th most active Nigerian Governor on social media. Tambuwal has about 115k followers across his Facebook and twitter pages.
#6 Governor Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo state)
Governor Ajimobi in 2015 became the first ever Governor of Oyo state to be reelected into office. He has about 98k followers on twitter and 125k followers across the social media. He uses his twitter page to update about the day-to-day activities of the state government.
#5 Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo state)
He is a former president of Nigerian Bar Association. He is among the 3 Governors whose twitter accounts have been verified. Akerelodu has about 138k social media followers.
#4 Governor Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun State)
Governor Amosun is a former Senator of the Federal republic. He ia fondly known for massive raid and flyover construction in Ogun state. Governor Amosun has 277k followers in his social media pages. He updates his twitter and Facebook pages regularly with the on-going projects in the state.
#3 Governor Rauf Aregbesola (Osun State)
Governor Aregbesola is otherwise called “Ogbeni”. He is in a ding-dong love and hate situation in his state. He has a massive 430k followers in social media. His twitter page is very active and booms with regular updates by the populace who often criticize him for wrong management of the state and late salary payment.He is one of the most active Nigerian Governors on social media.
#2 Governor Akinwumi Ambode
He is the Governor of Lagos state, the most populous state in Nigeria. Governor Ambode is one of the top most active Nigerian Governors on social media. He is followed by over 786k people on his social media handle where he updates regularly by posting his day to day activities activities.
#1 Governor Nadir El-Rufai (Kaduna State)
The most active Nigerian Governor on social media is Mallam Nasir El Rufai of Kaduna state. He is a one time minister of the FCT and he constantly uses the social media to express his views about the state of affairs in the Country. He has over one million followers on twitter and facebook..
Social media has metamorphosed to become a veritable tool in information dissemination but is poorly utilized by many state governments. Most of them have relatively poor social media accounts which are sparingly updated.
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