NIPR, IMPR Seal Deal on Nationwide Spokespersons’ Communication Awards
The Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has signed a historic cope with the Picture Retailers Promotion Restricted (IMPR) – publishers of PRNigeria, Spokespersons’ Digest and Economic Confidential – for the internet hosting of annual Spokespersons’ Communications Awards (SCA).
The epoch-making Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the President of NIPR, Dr Ike Neliaku and Managing Director IMPR, Mallam Yushau A. Shuaib on the institute in Abuja.
The Awards will likely be an evolution of the SCA which the IMPR has been organising by itself for 3 years. Whereas this 12 months’s SCA will maintain on December 7 and the ultimate version as presently constituted, it will likely be succeeded by the brand new format to be unveiled in March 2024 in keeping with the settlement signed between the 2 companions.
In keeping with the settlement, NIPR will: “Endorse the annual Spokespersons Awards ceremony as a the chief host, subject acceptable notifications to its members within the numerous chapters and related stakeholders for help and participation, embrace the as an exercise in its annual Nationwide Spokespersons Summit, present the venue of the annual Nationwide Spokespersons Summit for the occasion and nominate the Chairman and three different members of the seven-member panel of jury for the awards.”
On its half, IMPR will take duty for organising and financing the Award course of “together with the manufacturing of trophies, souvenirs and different logistics required for the award. It can even deal with the publicity and media relations for the occasion that can happen alongside the Annual Nationwide Spokespersons Summit.
“It’s going to additionally create and handle the web site for the award occasion and obtain all entries, host and cater for the secretariat of the awards, nnominate the secretary and two different members of the seven-member panel of jury for the awards yearly.
Other than profitable collection of African SABRE PR Awards instituted by Provoke Media in a collaboration with African Public Relations Affiliation and the Golden World Awards (GWA) of the Worldwide Public Relations Affiliation (IPRA), Picture Retailers Promotion was ranked essentially the most artistic PR company worldwide by the International Artistic Index in 2020.
IMPR offers PR advisories to numerous sectors, together with the monetary trade, safety businesses, public service and non-governmental organisations. Its experience extends to dealing with advanced communication challenges and selling optimistic narratives.
Talking on the settlement, the NIPR President, Dr Ike Neliaku, stated: “In the present day, we’re making historical past within the reawakening of a brand new daybreak for the observe of PR in Nigeria. That is the third within the collection of MoUs we’re signing with credible organisations led by NIPR practitioners, those that are contributing their quotas to the service of the Institute, after which by extension including worth to nation constructing.
“We’re right here to signal with our personal Mallam Yushau Shuaib and his crew from IMPR, who’ve expressed curiosity and NIPR has accepted for us to work collectively to increase the spokesperson and communication awards which his organisation initiated and have been working for some years now.
“As many people are conscious, NIPR is coming with the Nationwide Spokespersons Summit, a flagship programme geared toward having a strong basis of spokespersons in Nigeria, slicing throughout non-public, public and the civil society; additionally slicing throughout native, state and federal ranges.
“This is the reason we’re right here right now, as a result of that is the primary part of that motion which we’re going to discuss in March subsequent 12 months,” he stated.
The CEO of IMPR, Mallam Yushau Shuaib, stated the spokespersons’ awards would recognise accomplishments, encourage others to try for excellence, improve visibility and add legitimacy to the repute of recipients by demonstrating superiority, experience and uniqueness.
“It’s going to additionally provide networking alternatives for collaborations, and enterprise relationships and supply benchmarking by setting new requirements and encourage improved efficiency and enhance worker morale and enhance job satisfaction,” he stated.
“We initiated this concept in 2018 with the previous NIPR President, Mallam Mukhtar Sirajo who recommended our numerous exploits on the worldwide scene, we’re glad that new management of the institute below Dr Neliaku now concretises this with this strong settlement,” he added.
Additionally current on the signing ceremony had been Vice President of NIPR, Professor Emmanuel Dandaura, former Military spokesman, Brig Gene Sani Usman Kukasheka (Rtd) the Registrar of the Institute, Uzoma Onyegbadue and former Commissioner for Data in Adamawa state, Alhaji Ahmad Ibrahim Sajoh amongst different prime PR practitioners.