NIPR asks South East leaders to tackle insecurity, economy

Mallam Mukhtar Sirajo, Chairman of Council and President of NIPR

NIPR asks South East leaders to tackle insecurity, economy
President and Chairman of the Council of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, Mallam Mukhtar Sirajo, has charged governors, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other relevant stakeholders in the South East region to work together and remain consistent in their efforts and decisions to tackle insecurity and build a formidable economy for the zone.

Sirajo gave the charge at the 2021 Reputation Summit and Award Ceremony of the NIPR, Anambra State Chapter, held in Awka, on Friday.

The President who was represented by Dr. Ike Neliaku, further said that the Institute was determined to take necessary actions to introduce innovation and reforms aimed at strengthening and enhancing the practice of public relations in the country.

Declaring the event open, the Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, represented by his Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba, stated that in spite of security challenges threatening Nigeria, Anambra State would continue to remain the most peaceful and safest in the country.

He reiterated that the state had scored high in transparency and financial integrity and assured to uphold the good reputations of the government.A

Also speaking, the Chairman of the occasion and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Anambra Broadcasting Service, Dr. Uche Nworah, described the theme of the event as apt, especially now that the issue of insecurity has become a persistently worrying in Nigeria.

While thanking the governor for the opportunity to serve the government, Dr. Nworah urged the members of the Institute to build on solid reputations that would attract more development to the State and beyond.

On her part, the State Chairman of the Institute, Professor Stella Okunna, called on public relations practitioners to be of good conduct while discharging their duties.

Speaking on the theme of the Summit, ”Security Challenges In Nigeria: Implications for National Stability”, the Summit Speaker, Professor Angela Nwammuo of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, described the event as significant and proffered a pragmatic solution to the ranging crises affecting the nation’s stability.

The event was used to recognize those who have continued to promote the good reputations of the public relations profession in the state.

Among the recipients were, former Dean Faculty of Social Siences Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka and Chairman of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations in Anambra State, Professor Stella Okunna, the Acting Registrar Federal Polytechnic Oko, Mr. Obini Onuchukwu, former Federal Road Safety Corp FRSC Anambra State Command, Mr. Andrew Kumakpayi, and the National Youth Service Corps State Co-ordinator, Mr. Kehinde Aremu.

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