A determined group in Northern Nigeria, spearheaded by renowned Hausa singer Dauda Rarara, is championing a unique approach to tackling regional challenges. They aim to counter the damage caused by misinformation and disinformation, which have been impeding the progress of developmental journalism and security measures in the area.
The group’s strategy involves mobilizing over a thousand social media influencers from all 34 local governments in Katsina State. The goal is to reshape attitudes toward governance and foster sustainable development and improved security using the far-reaching platforms of social media.
In addition to contributing to security efforts, the group believes that involving social media influencers in addressing the region’s issues will generate meaningful employment opportunities for the local youth.
Driven by their mission, the organizers are keen on extending these gatherings to influencers from different regions throughout the country, aiming to shift the mindset of the youth on a national scale.