The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Kano State chapter has elected Aliyu Yusuf of the Ministry of Information as its new Chaiŕman for a two-year term.
The election, held on Friday in Kano during the NIPR 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the state also confirmed Samaila Maizare of Radio Kano as Vice chairman and Usman Gwadabe of Triumph Newspapers as Secretary.
While inaugurating the executives, the National President of NIPR, Dr Ike Neliaku, commended the predecessors for providing a level playing ground for the council to be vibrant.
Yusuf, the new Chairman in his speech, commended the members of the council for their overwhelming support and pledged to consolidate the achievements of past leaders of the chapter and take the institute to a greater height.
Speaking earlier, the state governor Abba Kabir-Yusuf, recognized his 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, pledging to support the institute. He 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 journalists to promote national unity and portray Nigeria in a positive light, to protect its image.
Represented by Katukan Kano, and Alhaji Habibu Bello, the emir also urged NIPR to fight fake news and not to be used to promote unverified news.