Web 2.0 and Social Media Success Stories: By-passing the middlemen

Mr Johnson Opigo is an ICT Consultant and trainer, Web Designer and Developer based in Nigeria. Among others he has been running Web 2.0 and Social Media trainings on behalf of CTA and UNITAR.

Interviewed during the 3-day write-shop (Wageningen, 24-26 March, 2014) on updating CTA's curriculum used during the Web 2.0 and Social Media Learning Opportunities, Johnson summarises the power of Web 2.0 and Social Media and recalls a success story of their adoption and deployment in in the framework of the Growth Enhancement Support Scheme (GES) implemented by Nigeria’s Minister for Agriculture, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, which ended four decades of corruption in the fertilizer sector, eliminating the middlemen and scaling up food production by nine million metric tonnes in the first year.