Governor Willie Obiano has reiterated his commitment to security of life and property of the citizenry.
He stated this during the 2021 Reputation Summit and Award Ceremony of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, NIPR Anambra State Chapter in Awka.
Emmanuel Chigbata was there and reports that Governor Obiano represented by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C. Don Adinuba, stated that in spite of security challenges threatening Nigeria Anambra State will continue to remain the most peaceful and safest in the Country
Governor Obiano reiterated that the State has scored high in transparency and financial integrity and assured to uphold the good reputations of the government.
The President and Chairman of the Council, Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, Mallam Mukhtar Sirajo represented by Dr. Ike Neliaku in his address, said that the Institute is determined to take necessary actions to introduce innovation and reforms aimed at strengthening and enhancing the practice of public relations in Nigeria.
Declaring the event open, the Chairman on the occasion and Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Anambra Broadcasting Service, Dr. Uche Nworah, described the theme of the event as apt, especially now that the issue of insecurity has become a persistently worrying in Nigeria.
While thanking Governor Willie Obiano for the opportunity to serve the government, Dr. Nworah urged the members of the Institute to build on solid reputations that will attract more development to the State and beyond.
On her part, the State Chairman of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, and First Female Professor of Mass Communication in Sub-Saharan Africa, Professor Stella Okunna, called on Public Relations practitioners to be of good conduct while discharging their duties.
Speaking on the theme of the Summit, ” Security Challenges In Nigeria: Implications for National Stability, the Summit Speaker, Professor Angela Nwammuo of the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University described the event as significant and proffered a pragmatic solution to the ranging crises affecting the nation’s stability.
A council member of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations Reverend Father Professor Boniface Obiefuna, said the institute is poised to fighting quackery in the profession and called on the State government to continue using public relations professionals to manage the good reputation of the State.
The event was used to recognize those who have continued to promote the good reputations of the Public Relations profession.
Among the recipients were, former Dean Faculty of Social Silences Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka and Chairman of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations in Anambra State Professor Stella Okunna, the Acting Registrar Federal Polytechnic Oko, Mr. Obini Onuchukwu, and the National Youth Service Corps State Co-ordinator, Mr. Kehinde Aremu.
The Director of News and Current Affairs of the ABS, Mr. Gab Okpalaeze, the News Manager ABS, Mr. Abuchi Nwozor and Former Managing Director of the Anambra Broadcasting Service, Lady Chinwe Nnedum were part of the event.