From: MUKHTAR YAHAYA SHEHU
The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has assured its readiness to make the profession into greater high.
The national president of the institute Dr. Ike Neliaku gave the assurance during Kano state chapter of the institute Annual General Meeting 2023 and public lecture.
Dr. Ike Neliaku said the Institution as a profession playing a vital role for the development of this country.
The national president congratulated the newly Kano state executives and charged them to serve the institute base on collective attitude.
“This is only profession were Relationship count and Relationship is not about just yesterday, your yesterday is important for your today and your today is important for your tomorrow,” Dr. Ike Neliaku said.
The national president of the NIPR also commended the outgoing executives for running the institute professionally and completing their tenure successfully, urged them to support the new exco to take the institute to higher level.
“I want to you to know the important of Kano state not only in the Institute but in the affairs of the nation. I thank God because this is the one of few states I visited since I became the national president. As a matter of fact this is my first visit to the northern state and I delighted am starting with Kano,” Dr. Ike Neliaku added.
In his speech, the ongoing state chairman Aminu Hamza said the institute make the arrangement with Kano state government through ministry of information to register and induct all qualified information officers and public Relations officers under it’s services that were hitherto non-members.
Speaking earlier, Kano state governor Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf through state Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs Baba Halilu Dantiye said the government will do all the necessary support and cooperation to the institute in the state.
The Royal Father of the day His highness the Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero called on the members of the institute to always be abide by the ethics of the profession.
In his vote of thanks, the council member Dr. Sule Ya’u Sule thanked all those that attend the meeting especially state members of the institute that conducted the election newly executives through consensus.
Dr. Sule Ya’u Sule also described the meeting as August gathering attended by Two of the institute national presidents, the immediate past president Malam Muktar Sirajo and the present one Dr. Ike Neliaku and other dignitaries.
During the meeting a paper presented by Professor Abdulla Uba Adamu from Department of information and media Studies, Bayero University, Kano Title: “Artificial intelligence and Spin- Doctorine in public Relations Practice in Nigeria: Prospect and Challenges.
The newly Kano state chapter of the institute are, Aliyu Yusuf as chairman. Isma’ila Ammai Maizare Vice Chairman. Usman Gwadabe will serve as Secretary.
Others are, Abdullahi Datti Abdullahi Treasurer. Abdullahi Hassan Financial Secretary. Muhammad Dahiru Idris Assistant Secretary. Samira Sulaiman PR executive and Ado Sa’idu Warawa will serve as Auditor.