UNICEF Nigeria reaches 1 million followers on Facebook

Organization’s strong Facebook presence allows it to reach Nigerians with crucial information on the situation of children across the country

12 April 2021
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12 April 2021 - UNICEF Nigeria today crossed the one million follower mark on Facebook. This makes the UNICEF Nigeria Facebook page the second-most followed UNICEF country office page in Africa, after Egypt.

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNICEF Nigeria Facebook platform has become a source of verified and current information to hundreds of thousands of people.

“We’re proud to hit the one million follower mark,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Nigeria Representative. “Every new follower shows how much the public relies on our platform for information on the situation of Nigerian children and other relevant content, and we are glad we have not disappointed them. For us at UNCEF, having one million followers translates into one million voices calling for respect for the rights of every Nigerian child. This is a huge moment for us, and it shows that quality generates quantity.”

UNICEF Nigeria’s digital channels, which are based on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and its website, aim to convey the organization's core values, mission and vision in a clear, direct and accessible manner to support the rights of every Nigerian child.

UNICEF Nigeria’s one million Facebook followers come from across the globe. The top five nations represented are Nigeria, Ghana, the United States, India and the United Kingdom.

UNICEF Nigeria's strong presence on Facebook allows the organization to reach Nigerians with crucial news and information regarding the situation of children across the country, including in the conflict-affected north-east, where children are bearing the brunt of a more than ten-year armed conflict.

It also allows UNICEF to demonstrate the incredible work being done by Nigerians – whether they are doctors, nurses, teachers, community volunteers and mobilizers and children themselves – to tackle some of the challenges facing the country.

“Nigerian challenges need Nigerian solutions – and we are so excited to see the extraordinary work being done by the people of this country  - especially its young people – to find innovative ways to tackle these challenges and make Nigeria a better place for children and families,” said Peter Hawkins.

“It is especially exciting to see the exchange of thoughts and ideas on our Facebook page. We don’t just push out information and showcase the work of UNICEF and its partners – we encourage engagement and a feeling of community; a place where thoughts and ideas can be shared.”

Media contacts

Geoffrey Njoku
UNICEF Nigeria
Tel: +234 803 525 0288

About UNICEF

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, to build a better world for everyone. For more information about UNICEF and its work for children visit www.unicef.org.

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