The Federal government on Thursday announced its plan to launch an application that will help Nigerians monitor the activities of the present administration.The app, according to the Minister of Information andCulture, Lai Mohammed will be called the Federal Government Information App (FGIAPP) and will be launched on 15 Dec. 2016 in Abuja.
He made the announcement while at a meeting with Resident Information Officers (RIOs) from Ministries, Departments and Agencies in preparation for the launch.
The minister said the launching of the app would stop the misrepresentation and dissemination of falsehood on activities the present administration.
“We as a government and as Information Ministry will leverage on the unique technology to inform the world about what we are doing.With this new app it means anybody anywhere the world will get to know what we are doing, the real time of what is happening in Nigeria atleast from our own end and perspective.
”The activities of the present administration is hugely under-reported, hence the need to align with the global trend in information sharing.
”The government is doing so much yet people keep saying they do not know because we are not communicating through the right channel. hence the new app will bridge the gap by using the social media to tell the world what the government is doing.”
Also speaking, the App developer, Olawole Falope, alleged that most of the information being put out about Nigeria was either false or fabricated, hence the need for the government to reverse the trend.
“The truth is if you heard only one side of the story, you make your decisions based on just one side. It’s about time that our great nation Nigeria starts to speak,” he added.