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Buhari Presidency rejigs its communication strategies, introduces weekly State House Briefing 

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As part of efforts to ensure a coordinated approach to issues in the polity, Nigeria’s Presidency has unveiled a unique communication strategy dubbed the Weekly State House Briefing Sessions which will be broadcast live under the auspices of Presidential Communications Team (PCT).

To ensure the participation of the citizens in the live briefing sessions, PCT has also launched #StateHouseBriefing as the official hashtag that will be used for engagements during the briefings.

The platform will feature senior government officials in a bid to ensure that Nigerians are kept abreast of “timely and valuable information on the happenings’’ in the nation.

To flag-off the maiden on February 25, was the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mr Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed.

State House Press Briefing

PCT which comprises all media persons working from the State House and those saddled with the responsibility of handling media issues  relating to the Presidency, is another innovation and re-inventing of the wheel and re-engineering of its media infrastructure.

The key responsibility of the PCT is to coordinate as one government to ensure communication on and around the Presidency, and the hot topics arising in the polity is proactive, organized and strategic.

It is envisioned to encourage openness and transparency in the information management while ensuring that Nigerians receive live and up to date information on the hot and burning issues in the polity.

At the briefing, Ahmed dealt extensively with the current status of Nigeria’s economy which exited recession with a 0.11% growth in the 4th quarter of 2020.

L-R Oge Modie, Laolu Akanda, Femi Adasına, Zainab Ahmed at the inaugural State House Press Briefing

The Minister further highlighted the steps being taken and the innovations by President Muhammadu Buhari administration to sustain the growth recorded in the economy in subsequent quarters.

The public and stakeholders in the media are, therefore, urged to engage functionaries of government on issues especially as it affects Nigerians using the hashtag to send in pertinent questions on the respective topics being discussed during subsequent briefings.

Key issues to be discussed at subsequent State House Briefings would be communicated to the public as and when due.

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