The Annual Colloquium of the Ogun State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations(NIPR) holds on thursday November 14, 2019 at Park Inn by Radisson hotel, Kuto, Abeokuta focusing Strenghtening Nigeria’s weak institutions at the 5th edition of the annual event.
In a release signed by the Secretary of the Chapter, Mr. Nureni Bakenne, the theme paper entitled: “Strenghtening Nigeria’s Institutions: PR Dimensions” would be delivered by the duo of professional Public Speaker, Trainer and Author, Mr. Abiodun Fijabi and former Managing Director of Daily Times Nigeria. Plc., Araba Tola Adeniyi.
Bakenne stated further that, “the Chapter considered the theme based on the topicality of the issue and the dire need for Nigerians to start making efforts towards building and strenghtening its institutions in order to promote sustainable development”.
He also said that it is no longer news that most developing countries, including Nigeria have weak institutions but with strong leaders who have impeded their development.
The yearly colloquium of Ogun NIPR has become one of the notable platforms and flagship programmes of the Chapter for cross-fertilisation of ideas among professionals, government at all levels, policy makers, organised private sectors and the academia among others.
Expectedly, the Chairman of the Ogun State Chapter of NIPR, Mr. Lekan Togunwa will lead major stakeholders to this year’s Colloquium thereby bringing the town and gown together to deliberate on good governance in the country.
Meanwhile, Professor Lai Oso, former Dean, School of Communication, Lagos State University, has been appointed as the Chairman of the occasion and Special Panel Moderator. Other members of the panel include, the Commissioner of Police in Ogun State, CP Bashir Makama, NSCDC Commandant in Ogun State, Hammed Abodunrin, Mr. Akin Okudero (FNIPR) PR Professional and Mr. Kola Olugbodi from Background Check International. Also, a veteran Journalist,Mr. Eddy Aina and Mr. Akolawole Shoremi, from the National Youth Council of Nigeria are also slated to be part of the group discussants.
The Governor of Ogun State, Prince (Dr.) Dapo Abiodun, MFR will be the Special Guest of Honour at the occasion while the Chief Host is the National President and Chairman of the Council of NIPR, Mr. MukhtarZubairu Sirajo.