…Describes Institute’s Spokespersons Summit as Step in Right Direction
The Kwara State Governor and Chairman of Nigerian Governor’s Forum (NGF), AbdulRahaman AbdulRasaq, has commended the leadership of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) for its laudable initiative, describing the Institute’s national REBIRTH programme as “urgency of now” and the forthcoming Spokesperson’s Summit as “very good step in the right direction”.
Speaking while welcoming the NIPR delegation on a courtesy visit at the Government House yesterday in Ilorin, the governor said that the Institute has articulated useful programmes that the nation will be ready to embrace, stating that citizens education, values of patriotism and unified narratives for the country as captured in the REBIRTH initiative and National Spokespersons Summit documents are essential for nation building.
Governor AbdulRasaq who accepted to Chair the Spokespersons Summit scheduled to hold 25th – 28th March, 2024, pledged the State government’s support for the Institute’s programmes targeted at rebuilding nation’s reputation that would lead to societal development.
Earlier in his presentation, the President and Chairman of the NIPR Governing Council, Dr. Ike Neliaku, pointed out that reputation is a critical asset that any country needs for national development, calling on Nigerian leaders across all tiers of government to emulate advanced countries’ massive investments in reputation capital for a positive turnaround in the fortune of our nation.
He applauded the Kwara State Governor for his efforts in the areas of promoting youth development and gender inclusivity in governance, saying that the Institute is well equipped and willing to partner with the State government and other governors towards greater value addition to Nigerians.
Director, Public Relations