On Wednesday, 9th, October, the Bayelsa Social Media Committee visited the Bayelsa State Broadcasting Corporation to felicitate with the new GM Mr. Hayford Lawson and to reassure the Broadcasting outfit that Social Media seeks to work in synergy with the Corporation. At their visit, the SSA on Research and Social Media Dr. John Idumange and his Team were received by the Management of Bayelsa State Broadcasting Corporation. The GM promised to work in synergy with Social media but pleaded with the Bayelsa Social Media Committee to unify social media practice to prevent quacks from taking undue advantage to engage in negative publicity. The State Social Media Chief assured the Corporation that since July 7th, 2012 when the New Media Team was inaugurated, Social Media has insisted that the ethical code applicable in journalism should also apply to the online media including social media. The event saw the presentation of souvenirs by the Social Media Chief to the GM. (See Group Photograph).
The Social Media Team comprised the SSA Research & Social Media, Comrade John Idumange; the HOD- Social Media Mr. Mienpamo Saint Onitsha; Ms. Blessing Oyanimigha, Ms. Atimapre Ebikapade; Mr. Royal Apia and Mackson Edore. Ms. Ikeh Sunshyne Amaka – the reigning Miss Carnival Nigeria was also on their entourage.