The Ogun State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, said it has concluded plans to hold its 2015 Colloquium and Award Ceremonies on Thursday, August 13, 2015.
The event, which will hold at the auditorium of the Olusegun Obasanjo Library, Abeokuta, is expected to attract a crème of dignitaries within and outside the state.
In a statement issued in Lagos and signed by one of the stakeholders in the chapter, Mr. Tope Adaramola, he said the event tagged” Image Makers’ Perspective in the Reinvention of the Nigerian Nation” was chosen in view of the image crisis and perception plaguing the nation.
According to Adaramola, the choice of the theme of the colloquium is hinged on the present concerted moves to revive the Nigerian nation and propel her to play catalytic roles in global development. He added that the nation had suffered serious image slur as a result of the decay in the system, and that this had denied the country of her pivotal place in the comity of progressive nations.
The statement went further to state that the lecture would be delivered by the Secretary General of the African Public Relations Association (APPRA), Mr. Yomi Badejo- Okusanya, with Professor Lai Oso, of the Department of Mass Communications, Lagos State University as chairman of the programme.
The event, which comes up next week, is expected to be declared open by the executive governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
According to the statement, the colloquium is expected to rekindle national consciousness through the robust platform that will attract dignitaries from different sectors of the society.
High points of the event would be the presentation of awards to distinguished personalities like Iyalode Alaba Lawson; Engineer Biodun Fijabi, and Alhaji Jimoh Popoola, for their unparalleled entrepreneurship spirit in the state, while the NIPR technocrats award would go to the Ogun State Head of Service, Mrs. Modupe Adekunle.