Ogun NIPR To Honour Four Top Practitioners At 2023 Colloquium


The Ogun State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations is honouring four distinguished Nigerians at its 2023 annual colloquium.

The event is set to hold today, at the Cinema Hall, June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, according to a statement signed by the NIPR chairman, Oluwaseun Boye, and secretary, Kunle Olayemi, will have Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, as the special guest of honour.

The statement listed the personalities to be conferred with awards as former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria [CBN], Dr. Tunde Lemo; former special adviser to the speaker of the House of Representatives, two-timed commissioner in Ondo State and senior consultant to Governor Abiodun, Hon.Kayode Akinmade; former board chairman, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation {NDCI}, Mrs. Ronke Sokefun; and property magnate, Otunba Wole Ogunbayo.

With the theme, “Pluralism and Public Opinion Management: Challenges and prospects for a Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria”, the colloquim is expected to be a rallying point for professionals to dissect some of the problems confronting the Nigerian nation”.

Prof. Adelaja Odukoya, a professor of Political Science and current dean, the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Lagos, will be the guest speaker at the event which will also feature veteran journalist, Eddie Aina as moderator and professor Biyi Abosede, Ustaz Jubril Awwal and professor [Mrs] Bolanle Akeredulo-Ale as discussants.

The NIPR national president, Mallam Mukhtar Sirajo will chair the important occasion which will be graced by prominent traditional rulers who are public relations veterans, including the Olota of Ota, Oba professor Adeyemi Obalanlege and the Towulade of Akinale, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye.

According to the organisers, Governor Abiodun is expected to share perspectives on how to achieve social harmony needed to attain a sustainable democracy in the country.

The annual colloquium is also expected to be attended by erudite scholars, astute professionals, government functionaries, political actors, traditional rulers, leaders of ethnic groups, civil society organisations, religious bodies and media communities as well as Mass Communication students from various tertiary institutions.

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