The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi will on Tuesday 16th January, 2024 inaugurate the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).
The Institute’s President and Chairman of Council, Dr. Ike Neliaku disclosed this on Saturday in Abuja shortly after an event tagged, “Meet The President”, his first major interface with the media community since his election August last year.
He said the official inauguration is in line with the Act establishing the Institute, noting that the event will feature a special induction of new members into the Institute and concluded with a Special Dinner Reception in honour of NIPR Members given appointments in private and public sectors at federal and state levels.
The Hon. Minister Mohammed Idris Malagi will be the Special Guest of Honour at the Dinner, with Prof. Jerry Gana, CON, former Minister of Information as Chairman and the Comptroller-General of Customs, Mr. Bashir Adewale Adeniyi as the Guest of Honour.
Dr. Neliaku who decried the high level of quackery in the Public Relations profession said that the Institute is open for those erroneously appointed to regularize their membership between now and 31st March, 2024 before the 1st of April commencement of the enforcement of the provisions of the Act.