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Honours for Omeri, others as NIPR celebrates 60 years of professionalism in Nigeria

By Edwin Philip

Former Director General National Orientation Agency, NOA,  Dr. Mike Omeri is one of the foremost PR practitioners to be bestowed with a Diamond jubilee award from the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR at its  Anniversary dinner and award night slated for Thursday, 27th June, 2024, at the Congress Hall, of the Transcorp Hilton hotel, Abuja. The event is billed to start by 6:00pm local time, and it promises to live up to a spectacular event organised by the masters in the field of public relations practiceinthecountry.

The award  notification seen by TMS news and signed by Dr. Ike Neliaku, President and Chairman of Council disclosed that it is being put together to celebrate the successes which NIPR has attained in the last sixty years in the field of public relations as a profession and critical tool in nation building by recognising individuals who have significantly contributed to its advancement in the country. Dr Neliaku  said in the statement that

“I am pleased to inform you that the Governing Council of the Institute, after careful consideration, has decided to honour you with the Diamond Award for Excellence in Professional Service during the Dinner and Awards ceremonies.” He added that “Your commitment and dedication to excellence in service, in and outside government, have set a high standard for others to follow and it has significantly enhanced the reputation and practice of public relations as a leadership function”

Mike Omeri, who was recently appointed as the Africa regional head of the German-based Forum for Innovations in African Universities (FIAU) and Higher Institutions, is a fellow of the institute.

The award ceremony will have former Head of State Gen. Dr. Yakubu Gowon, as the father of the day, will also feature prominent Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in the field of public relations practice, reflecting on their achievements in order to inspire younger generations. The  NIPR was established in 1963 and chartered by Decree 16 of June 1, 1990, now an Act of the National Assembly, cited as Cap. N114 Laws of the Federation, LFN 2024.

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations is the sole regulator of public relations practice in Nigeria and has produced the likes of Bob Ebuagu, Sir Alex Akinyele, and Sabo Mohammed among others over the past 60 years.

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