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NPA, NIPR to deepen existing collaboration


Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman and the Chairman,
NIPR, Lagos State Chapter Olusegun McMedal both in the middle, with them are other
professional Members

A renewed collaboration for the training of
Public Relations personnel has been sealed between the Nigerian Ports Authority
and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).

Under the collaboration, the NIPR will offer
both local and foreign training for the Public Relations Personnel of the
Authority with a view to enhancing their proficiency on their jobs and to
abreast them with new trends in Public Relations practice.

While receiving the proposal from a delegation
of the NIPR Lagos Chapter during a courtesy call, the NPA Managing Director,
Hadiza Bala Usman assured that the Authority would consider the project on its

She explained that the training department of
the Authority would study the proposal and make appropriate recommendations to
the Management.

On other requests presented to her by the Institute,
Hadiza Bala Usman assured the delegation that the Management would consider the
requests within the limit of available resources and budgetary provisions.

Speaking further at the occasion, the Managing
Director said amongst the “key operational thrust” of the organisation under
her leadership is the preparation of officers for greater performances.

She said that NPA welcomes synergies that
would result in greater operational efficiency even in capacity building, which
would help boost the output of the NPA and also ultimately result in National

Earlier, the Chairman of the NIPR Lagos State
Chapter, Olusegun McMedal, who led the delegation on a courtesy visit to the
NPA Management said the Institute would partner the Authority in the Area of
effective information management.

He added that in working to achieve effective
information management, it is critical that the professional practice in the
Authority concerning public relations be strategically guided through industry

McMedal sought sponsorship from the NPA for
the Institute’s various programmes and projects, which he said are tailored to
impact most positively on the society.

He used the opportunity to invite the Managing
Director as the guest speaker during the forth coming Public Relations Week focusing
on “effective leadership” holding in June.

He told Management that the Institute aspires to
engage leadership and stakeholders through networking with a view to ensuring
existing relationship do not just grow, but become deepened in order to
generate the dividends of best practices.

The NIPR chairman congratulated the management
of the NPA on its several accomplishments since it took over the administration
of affairs and making remarkable contributions to national economy.

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations
(NIPR) established in 1963, is a non-governmental, professional association of
Public Relations practitioners chartered by law to regulate and develop the
public relations, public affairs and communication practice with very
functional chapters spread across the nation.

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