Buratai expresses displeasure over unprofessional use of social media by officers

Buratai expresses displeasure over unprofessional use of social media by officers

The chief of army staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, describes officers who expose sensitive documents on social media as misguided

Buratai says he has initiated a process that could lead to the establishment of a directorate to focus solely on the management of the social media in the service

The army chief urges officers who handle documents that convey the intentions of commanders to be aware of challenges that could jeopardise document security

Army sends strong warning to officers over use of social media

Buratai has warned officers against disclosing sensitive documents on social media.

The chief of army staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, has said it is unprofessional for service personnel to resort to the social media to disclose classified information or express grievances when the army has well established channels for addressing complaints.

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Buratai, who made the statement when he declared open a 3-day workshop on “Office Management and Document Security’’ for Nigerian army officers in Abuja on Monday, April 10, described officers who engaged in such act as misguided, Vanguard reports.

The army chief was represented by represented by Maj Gen Chris Jemitola, the chief of policy and plans.

He said to check the misuse of social media, he had initiated a process that could lead to the establishment of a directorate to focus solely on the management of the social media in the service.

“The social media has brought additional challenges to information security which are being used by misguided personnel contrary to our service rules.

“The Nigerian army has extant policy on the use of the social media which prohibits among others, the use of the social media to discuss or disclose service matters.

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“It is indeed very unfortunate and unprofessional for service personnel to resort to the social media to disclose classified information or express grievances when the Nigerian army has well established channels for addressing complaints.’" Buratai said.

NAIJ.com learnt the army chief also noted that some of those documents were highly classified to the extent that their disclosure could be injurious to national security.

He urged that officers, who handle documents that convey the intentions of commanders to be aware of challenges that could jeopardise document security.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reports that the Nigerian military have released 593 detainees after they had been cleared of any association with the Boko Haram terrorists.

The Theater Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor, handed over the detainees to officials of the Borno Government at a ceremony in Maiduguri on Monday.

Irabor, represented by Brig.-Gen. Abdulrahman Kuluya, said the release was based on the directives of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

In this NAIJ.com video, the Lagos chapter of the #BringBackOurGirls group marches along the streets of Lagos to remind the world about the missing Chibok girls.

Source: Naija.ng

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