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Akpabio’s media adviser Eseme Eyiboh inducted into NIPR

Eseme Eyiboh, former spokesman for the House of Representatives and current special adviser on media and publicity to Senate President Godswill Akpabio, has been inducted as a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).

Mr Eyiboh was inducted on Tuesday along with 23 other new members as the minister of information and national orientation, Mohammed Idris inaugurated the NIPR 2023-2025 governing council.

In his address at the occasion, Mr Idris urged the NIPR governing council to work towards professionalising the institute and acting within the provisions of the law establishing it to end quackery in the profession.

He urged the new inductees to strive to build a better reputation for Nigeria stressing that “Reputation was one of the key pillars on nation building”.

Idris disclosed that he was “Impressed with the initiatives and programmes of the current Council led by Dr. Ike Neliaku, as contained in a document presented to me earlier before this event. I firmly believe that if well implemented, they have the potential to transform both the institute and the country into a global reputational hub”.

While administering oath on the inductees, NIPR national president Dr. Ike Neliaku said the institute stands for excellence and professionalism stressing that the era of quacks operating in the industry was over.

He said they have activated the compliance department of the institute to ensure that the NIPR Act of 2007 was fully complied with.

Neliaku disclosed that the institute had written to all government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) educating them on the need to comply with the provision of the law and desist from appointing non-professionals to man their communications and public relations units and departments.

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