International Conference on Climate Change holds in Nasarawa State

Amina Mohammed, Lafia

318

The 5th edition of the international conference on Climate change in Africa is holding in Nasarawa state, North Central Nigeria.

The conference which was organized by the Institute of Communication and Strategic Development of the Nasarawa State University Keffi brought Stakeholders to brainstorm and proffer solution to the effects of climate change.

The Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mallam Idris Mohammed, who was represented by the Director General Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Mr. Salisu Dembos, appreciated the Institute of Communication and Strategic Development for providing an avenue to discuss the issue of climate change in Africa.

“This conference is coming at a crucial time in our Nation’s history as we face the challenge poses by the climate change and the urgent need to build resilience in our community

“It is imperative that we recognize the importance of effective communication in addressing the impact of climate change in food security, health and socio economic development”.

He therefore urged all members to exchange knowledge shared best practices and shared cause of action that would enable us to build more sustainable and renewable futures for generations to come. 

NIPR Inducts New Members

The Institute of Public Relations has inducted 46 new members into the profession.

The President and Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, Dr. Ike Neliaku, challenged members of the institute to raise the bar in professionalism in their quest to provide quality reputation building and management service in the country.

Dr. Neliaku said the profession of public relations encourages discipline, professional and ethical conduct among all its members, adding that public relations practice in the country is guided by its code of practice.

“The Institute provides opportunity for young professionals to thrive in their chosen career,” noting that the Institute was ready to continue to support young people by earning membership of the organisation.

He charged practitioners who were currently practising without being licensed by the Institute to obtain their licences as any act of quackery would not be tolerated by the body, insisting that the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations would commit more to the observance of high standards of professional and ethical practice.

Presenting the NIPR magazine of the Nasarawa State University Keffi, the Director-General Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mallam Jubrin Ndace, congratulates the newly inducted members said one important thing that PR offers is that it is a natural ground for mentorship.

He therefore charged journalists to join as members of Public Relations early to grow fast.

“You should not wait until you reach one two, or even twenty years in journalism you’re you join the NIPR, of, course journalism is material for the implementation of PR”.

Ndace further urged the public to rely on public media platforms such as Voice of Nigeria, News Agency of Nigeria, Federal Radio Cooperation, and National Television Authority to provide timely, truthful, and correct information orders to avoid fake news which is very fast at destroying society.

 

 

Comments are closed.