The Ondo State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has officially inaugurated its newly elected executive members.
The inauguration ceremony was recently held at Ruby’s Court Event Center, Oke-Ijebu Akure.
The 8th newly inaugurated Executive Committee of the institute, will lead the Ondo State Chapter for a two-year term.
These accomplished professionals in the field of Public Relations include:
- Mr. Funmilayo Ikueduranni ANIPR – Chairman
- Mrs. Taiye Fagbuyi ANIPR – Vice-Chairman
- Mr. Sunday Omosule ANIPR – General Secretary
- Mr. Augustine Adeoye ANIPR – Assistant General Secretary
- Mrs. Folashade Oladehinde MNIPR – Financial Secretary
- Mrs. Itunu Lijofi MNIPR – Treasurer
- Mrs. Oluwafunke Asagunla ANIPR – Public Relations Executive
- Mrs. Olatuyi Oluseto ANIPR – Auditor
In his acceptance speech, the chairman Mr. Funmilayo Ikueduranni ANIPR expressed his deep gratitude to the NIPR Ondo State Chapter for entrusting him with this leadership role. He commended the immediate past executives led by Dr. Lamidi Ishola FNIPR for laying a strong foundation for the NIPR in Ondo State.
Mr. Ikueduranni outlined his ten-point agenda for the institute, aiming to redefine Public Relations practice as a tool for development in governance. His agenda includes:
- Enhancing membership engagement and responsiveness through an Internal Reward Scheme known as IREWA.
- Implementing Development Communication strategies to address socio-economic issues in Ondo State.
- Fostering a more inclusive and relationship-driven community among members.
- Providing advisory and public relations consultancy services to governmental and non-governmental organizations.
- Collaborating with media organizations to promote social, economic, and educational values.
- Strengthening financial responsibility and accountability among members.
- Initiating the establishment of an NIPR school and examination center in Ondo State.
- Focusing on the development of the Chapter’s land property.
- Establishing a functional state secretariat for improved service delivery.
- Enhancing the Chapter’s relevance in the realm of information and communication technology (ICT).
Mr. Ikueduranni called for the support of all members in elevating the standards of Public Relations to new heights. In his words “The actualisation of this mission within the precinct of my 10-point agenda is possible and achievable with your support and the willingness to work and make sacrifices as professional colleagues. I don’t have doubts in my mind that the needed Transformation of Public Relations practise in Ondo-state towards engendering all round development is beginning now”
The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), formerly known as the Public Relations Association of Nigeria until its renaming in 1972, was established in 1963. On June 1, 1990, the institute attained the status of a Chartered Institute through Decree No. 16, which is now an Act of the National Assembly. This legislation empowers the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations to register members, regulate and oversee the practice and development of the PR profession, as well as monitor professional conduct through an established Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Asagunla Oluwafunke ANIPR
Public Relations Executive
Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Ondo State Chapter