Ogun govt pledges support for Nigeria Public Relations Week

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The Ogun State Government has promised full support for the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) towards successful hosting of the inaugural edition of Nigeria Public Relations Week in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Secretary to the State Government, Mr Tokunbo Talabi, gave the assurance while receiving a delegation of the Ogun State Chapter of NIPR led by its Chairman, Mrs Oluwaseun Boye, at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The Nigeria Public Relations Week, with the theme: “Leveraging Public Relations as a Critical Asset for Nigeria’s Economic and Reputation Renaissance,” is scheduled to take place from Monday, 22nd to Friday, 26th April, 2024 at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta.

The event will attract over 2,000 delegates in the field of public relations and allied disciplines from across the country.

The Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State and the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, are among the dignitaries billed to attend some of the sessions.

Talabi said he was delighted that the NIPR was creating another unique opportunity for Ogun State to showcase its rich cultural heritage and potential to the world during the NPRW.

The SSG assured that the state government would provide the necessary support to make the week-long event a hitch-free, memorable and rewarding experience.

He restated the commitment of the Governor Abiodun-led administration to prioritise the provision of the required infrastructure, create enabling environment for economic prosperity and improve the quality of life of the people.

Speaking earlier, Mrs Boye had informed the SSG about the activities of the NIPR which, she noted, was established and empowered to set standards and regulate the training and practice of Public Relations.

The Chairman, who commended the state government for initiating and sustaining several developmental programmes and projects, expressed the readiness of Public Relations professionals to complement the activities of the current administration.

She highlighted some of the programmes of event for the NPRW to include conference, annual general meeting, workshops, induction of new members, breakout sessions with students as well as traditional rulers and tour of some legacy projects of the state, hence the need for government’s support in the areas of security, transportation, medical services and logistics, among others.

Boye emphasised the need for Information Officers in the employ of the state government to attend and participate in the week-long event as their nomenclature had already changed to Information and Public Relations Officers.

Also at the meeting were the Special Adviser to the Governor on Health, Dr Rotimi Ogungbe, and his Political Affairs counterpart, Chief Jide Ojuko.

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