6 verified Presidency Twitter accounts to follow for latest info

Muhammadu Buhari

Twitter is a key tool for disseminating timely and genuine information to followers with its over 310 million active monthly users as at 2016. Many governments are therefore taking advantage of this to reach out to their citizens.

The Nigerian government is not lagging behind as it is actively present on Twitter and other social media networks.

Jumia Travel, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal identifies six genuine Aso Rock Twitter handles. These accounts are verified, so you don’t need to question the authenticity of the tweets from them.


Nigerians have complained that President Muhammadu Buhari doesn’t regularly address them. This may be probably true. But, with over 662,000 followers on twitter, the handle of the President often dishes out information about government affairs. So, it is a good place to start hearing from PMB.


This handle offers the latest information from the Office of the President. So, if you want to know about the important things that are happening in the President’s office @NGRpresident is the handle to follow.


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is very active on social media with over 667,000 followers. You can get relevant information about activities of the Vice President here.


This handle aggregates all the activities of the Federal Government of Nigeria as well as its ministries and disseminates the info to the public. The handle also has live tweets retreats and other governmental functions.


@DigiCommsNG is where you get latest activities of government in the ICT sector. For example, the Aso Villa Demo Day – which involved over 30 start-ups coming together to present their pitches – was aggressively promoted with this handle.


This is the official handle of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. For rejoinders, press releases and clarifications, this is the handle to follow.