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Minister of Information Unveils NIPR’s Nat’l Spokespersons’ Summit

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By Victoria Onehi

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alh. Mohammed Idris Malagi, has unveiled the action plan on the National Spokespersons’ Summit being organised by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) in partnership with the Federal Ministry of Information and National Orientation Agency.

The Minister who commended the Institute during the unveiling ceremony yesterday in Abuja said the NIPR’s initiative to equip spokespersons with the right skills aimed at repositioning the nation’s reputation is commendable move, noting that spokespersons play key roles in the development of any society.

“Whenever you have a spokesperson who is not properly trained or who shouldn’t be there, talking about his organisation or the government entity he represents, then there is a big challenge. That is why this effort by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) to address that is very critical. It is also part of the vision of President Bola Tinubu to see that the correct narratives come out of Nigeria, without which the shared prosperity the President is campaigning for will not happen”, he said. 

In a statement by the Director of Public Relations of NIPR, Stanley Ogadigo, the Minister charged all leaders at public, private and civil society organisations to subscribe to the Summit with the theme, “Change Narrative, Change Society”, which is scheduled to hold on 25th – 28th  March, 2024 at International Conference Centre Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. 

The Minister’s unveiling of the Summit’s action plans and award component marks a milestone in the life of this project.

In attendance at the event were: the Institute’s Acting President, Prof. Emmanuel Dandaura, Chairman, National Planning Committee, Dr. Sule Ya’u Sule, Council Member representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mrs. Olubunmi Badejo, among others.

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