In a rather unprecedented move, the government of Ekiti State in Nigeria invited some bloggers and social media enthusiasts to meet with the state Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi.
Dr Fayemi who is up for re-election in early summer this year, aimed to give Nigerian bloggers a direct opportunity to assess the developmental strides in the state and also to engage the governor.
As was appropriate for a social media meet-up, the forum was announced via the Ekiti State government’s Twitter handle. Some celebrated the state government’s recognition of social media and blogging.
Others took issue with the news that that bloggers who attended the event were paid 50,000 Nigerian Naira (about 307 US dollars).
Source Global Voices