At its 2023 Annual Colloquium on Thursday, the Ogun State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) will recognize four outstanding Nigerians.
Prince Dapo Abiodun, the governor of Ogun State, will be the special guest of honor at the event, which will take place at the Cinema Hall, June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, according to a statement e-signed by NIPR Chairman Oluwaseun Boye and Secretary Kunle Olayeni.
The statement listed the individuals who would receive awards as the former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Tunde Lemo, OFR; the former special adviser to the speaker of the house of representatives, Hon. Kayode Akinmade; the former board chairman of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Mrs. Ronke Sokefun; and the property tycoon, Otunba Wole Ogunbayo.
The colloquium’s theme, “Pluralism and Public Opinion Management: Challenges and Prospects for a Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria,” is anticipated to serve as a focal point for experts to analyze some of the issues the country of Nigeria is now facing.
The event’s guest speaker will be Professor Adelaja Odukoya, a professor of political science and the current dean of the faculty of social sciences at the University of Lagos. Veteran journalist Eddie Aina will serve as the event’s moderator, and Professors Biyi Abosede, Ustaz Jubril Awwal, and Professor (Mrs.) Bolanle Akeredolu-Ale will serve as discussants.
The event will be presided over by Mallam Mukhtar Sirajo, national president of NIPR, and will be attended by illustrious traditional leaders with experience in public relations, such as the Olota of Ota, Oba Professor Adeyemi Obalanlege, and the Towulade of Akinale, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye.
The organizers state that Governor Abiodun will discuss his views on how to achieve the social harmony required to establish a lasting democracy in the nation.
The Annual Colloquium is also anticipated to draw learned academics, sharp professionals, political actors, government officials, religious leaders, traditional leaders of ethnic groups, members of civil society organizations, and mass communication students from various tertiary institutions.