#tweetmeet with EFCC
On our very first event, TAPNitiative hit the ball rolling with a stimulating Q&A session. It was on the 22nd of November 2018, starting from 12 noon to 1pm. The special part of this initiative was the innovative platform used to convey this discussion which we termed a ‘Tweet Meet’. The idea behind this initiative was to have a twitter town hall meeting with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission of Nigeria (EFCC). Twitter as the medium for this project provides the opportunity to ask EFCC questions via twitter while they respond with their official twitter handle using #TrackNigeria as the official hashtag.
This project is a part of our accountability program aimed at educating citizens on how they can support the anti-corruption efforts of the commission. It was also designed to provide information to citizens on how to shun corruption and support the whistle blowing policy of the administration.
The questions asked ranged from EFCC’s plan to prevent and tackle corruption to information about their whistleblowing policy. The questions also shed light on trending scandals from political officers such as Former Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Maina Ganduje, Sambo Dasuki, Senator Tinubu and others.
With over 640,000 impressions and 395,165 tweet reach, the event turned out to be a great success. It is our belief that all aims were achieved. EFCC fully interacted with the platform and provided all answers as required. We also had ample participation from our twitter followers who were tracking the tweet meet through the hashtag.
To follow the event and its success please do follow us on our twitter handle @TAPNitiative
TAPNitiative is sure to present more events that meet all its aims, so please be on the lookout for much more to come!