By Oluwatoyin Adegoke

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR has initiated a platform for mentoring the younger generation and enabling them to build successful careers as professionals in the field of Public Relations. 

National President of the Institute, Dr Ike Neliake affirmed this while addressing the interactive and mentoring session as part of activities for the maiden Public Relations Week taking place in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. 

Dr Neliake said the gesture was aimed at nurturing the youths, drawn from different tertiary institutions across Ogun State, by encouraging them to interact with credible veterans. 

The panel of veterans, parading icons like Mrs Moji Makanjuola, Mrs Halima Musa and Mr Muhammad Abubakar emphasized that if well utilized, Public Relations would go a long way in positively and progressively rebuilding the reputation of Nigeria and her economy.

They tasked participants to be intentional about the profession as agents of change, while advising them to always fact check issues, avoid sensational stories capable of tearing the country apart, but to promote national peace through public relations. 

Professionals in the Field of Public Relations from within and outside the Country, converging on the June 12, Cultural centre Kuto, Abeokuta, for the inaugural week of the Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations to charting the way forward on boosting Nigeria’s economy and reputation through public relations strategy.

The week-long event is themed “Leveraging Public Relations As A Critical Asset for Nigeria’s Economic and Reputation Renaissance”. 


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