By Segun Folarin

The Director General, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Dr Mohammed Bulama has been inducted as a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, with the resolve to make greater impacts on humanity.

The induction ceremony, presided over in Abeokuta, by the NIPR President, Dr Ike Neliaku was the high point of the Week long activities marking the maiden edition of the Nigeria Public Relations Week, hosted by Ogun State.

A total of one hundred and forty people including students were on the occasion conferred with different statuses, ranging from full membership to Associates as well as honourary and fellowship league of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR.

The induction ceremony preceded the guided tour of landmark projects and monuments, like the Agro Cargo International Airport in Ikenne Local Government Area of the state, as well as the Owanbe closing party aimed at bringing the activities to a close.

Addressing the gathering, the NIPR President, Dr Ike Neliaku charged the practitioners to strive towards adding value to the economic transformation plans of the country, in collaboration with relevant stakeholders.

Dr Neliaku who described Public Relations as a valuable tool to promote good governance said government must continue to engage the services of professionals in the efforts to manage the people’s perception and project national image.

Speaking on his induction into the Institute, the Director General Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, Dr Mohammed Bulama described it as an opportunity to be part of the lofty efforts to further strengthen the NIPR and its relevance to national development.

Dr Bulama also promised to be a good ambassador of the institute, while reiterating that the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria would continue to explore the needed partnerships to promote every initiative aimed at uplifting the people and uniting the nation.

Other inductees, the Director General, Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, Mr Salihu Dembos and  the Head, Corporate and Strategic communications of Rivers Port complex, Nigeria Port Authority, Dr Chijioke Ukadike also renewed their determination to work for the growth of Public Relations for the betterment of the nation.

A cross section of participants in the maiden edition of the National Public Relations Week in Abeokuta described the experience as extraordinary, replete with insightful dialogues, cultural immersion, and opportunities for forging lasting connections within the global Public Relations fraternity.

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