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By Paul Nwosu 

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations conference, aka Abuja 2023, promises to be different. The NIPR Annual General Meeting (AGM) Conference-cum-Elections slated for NAF Suites, Abuja from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th August, 2023 bears the theme: Leadership, Public Relations & Value Creation. 

A major highlight of the conference is the Anambra Night socio-cultural event to be hosted by NIPR Anambra Chapter from 6pm on Wednesday, August 23rd at Piccatel Hotel with the Governor of Anambra State Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR, as the Chief Guest of Honour.


Anambra will partner with NIPR to raise the bar via the theme: Anambra Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: Rebirth as a Catalyst to Sustainable Social Transformation.

In the true spirit of Anambra State being the Light of the Nation, two enlightened candidates with capacity, Dr. Ike Neliaku and Prof Kate Azuka Omenugha, will be showcased to contest for the coveted posts of President and Council Member respectively.

Ike Neliaku, Ph.D, fnipr, is an accomplished Public Relations Practitioner, Development Administrator, Real Estate Developer, and Researcher who worked in the Federal public service for over 20 years, holding key positions in Federal Ministries and The Presidency at different times. He has travelled to over 45 countries as a member of various Federal Government delegations, and participated in more than 55 technical missions on sustainable development; information and communication management; negotiations, conciliation and diplomacy; cultural relations; public sector administration; infrastructure development; leadership and management development; gender equity and empowerment; youth development; etc. A personable leader, he served variously as Chairman, Technical Coordinator, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Member, of over 37 specialized committees at various times while in the service of the Federal Government of Nigeria, and equally served as a Member, Governing Board, Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara State. Dr. Neliaku is the founding CEO of Cymbals Ltd; founding Vice-Chairman/CEO abc Shelters Ltd; Principal Partner, Rightangle PR; Executive Producer, Rightangle Productions; and Convener Issachar-200 Centre for Research and Development.

Prof. Kate Azuka Omenugha is a consummate educationist, literary-gender-and-cultural studies specialist, author and the second female professor of Mass Communication in Nigeria. She distinguished herself as the Anambra State Commissioner for Basic Education and was the only commissioner in the education ministry to complete two terms with a state governor. During her tour of duty, Anambra State beat the rest of Nigeria in debating competitions and conquered the world in academic competitions. Prof. Omenugha has over the years made huge and enviable investments in students and teachers capacity development. In a word, she is a brand.

With the dynamic duo of Dr. Ike Neliaku and Prof Kate Azuka Omenugha, Anambra State is poised to bring competence, vision and transparency to bear on the affairs of NIPR.

A new dawn truly beckons on NIPR. 


Commissioner for Information

Anambra State   


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