The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Kano chapter, has elected new executives to run its affairs for the next two years.
The election, held on Friday in Kano during its 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Kano, saw the institute elect Aliyu Yusuf of Ministry of Information as Chaiŕman, Samaila Maizare of Radio Kano as Vice chairman and Usman Gwadabe of Triumph Newspapers as Secretary.
While inaugurating the executives, the President of NIPR, Dr Ike Neliaku, commended the predecessors for providing a level-playing ground for the council to be vibrant.
Yusuf, in his speech, commended the members of the council for their overwhelming support and pledged to consolidate on the achievements of past leaders of the chapter and take the institute to a greater height.
Earlier, Gov. Abba Kabir-Yusuf, recognized the current government’s focus on rebuilding public trust through transparent and credible policies that could directly impact citizens’ lives.
Represented by Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Baba Dantiye, the governor emphasized the importance of innovative approaches in the field of public relations to achieve desired results.
He also restated the state government’s commitment to support the institute.
The governor called on the newly elected members to be dedicated and move the institute to a greater height.
Also, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Bayero, called on journalists to allocate a dedicated section within their media organizations to inform Nigerians about the efforts made by the nation’s founding fathers in shaping Nigeria’s current state.
The royal father also urged journalist to promote national unity and portray Nigeria in positive light, to protect its image.
Represented by Katukan Kano, Alhaji Habibu Bello, the emir also urged NIPR to fight fake news and not to be used to promote unverified news.
He further urged the media to set aside pages weekly or monthly to promote peaceful coexistence in the country.(NAN)