Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state and the Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Adamu, are to be conferred with honorary Fellowships of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) at its upcoming Annual General meeting (AGM) and conference.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the NIPR AGM and conference, for the election of new executive members, is to be held in Bauchi on Thursday, May 20.
Mr Kabiru Garba , the Chairman, local organising committee of the conference, who disclosed this at a briefing on Saturday in Bauchi, said that the awards to the governor and the Emir, was in recognition of their immense contributions to the promotion of Public Relations as a revered professional arm in their activities.
“The fellowship honour does not overshadow the abilities and accomplishments of the governor and the Emir, but fits them just right.
“They spent immeasurable efforts in leveraging the elements and strategies of communications and public relations to improve governmental and corporate decision-making in sustaining the peace the state is enjoying presently,” he said.
According to him, all critical security stakeholders had assured the institute of their support for a peaceful conference and AGM in the state.
Garba reaffirmed the NIPR as the highest body for the regulation of professional public relations practice in the country. (NAN)