NIPR Peace Summit:Panelists Seek Nigerians Participation - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

NIPR Peace Summit:Panelists Seek Nigerians Participation

Panelists on the only television Public Relations programme in the country, "Your Image", broadcast on Ogun State Television, OGTV, have called on Nigerians to participate fully in the proposed citizens summit on national integration, peace and security

The summit is being mooted by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).

They described the national summit as a long-overdue wake up call to discuss and proffer viable solutions to the on-going Insecurity challenges bedeviling Nigeria including, kidnapping, banditry, bad governance, nepotism and miscarriage of justice among other myriads of problems.

The panelists unanimously agreed that all Nigerians are currently feeling the heat of the challenges and urged citizens to send representatives to the summit which will hold at the state, zonal and national levels.

They expressed the hope that the recommendations of the proposed summit would be implemented by government at all levels and  not  just a talk show, 

The panelists added  that the Implementation of  recommendations of the summit  by governments would de-escalate tension, forge national integration and engender peace and security.

The panelists who identified the summit stakeholders to include labour, government, students, market women, artisans, professionals and youths commended NIPR for initiating the idea describing it as a responsible professional body saddled with management of relationships to engender mutual understanding and build trust amongst citizens.

Members of the panel included the Ogun State Chairman of NIPR, Mr. Lekan Togunwa, veteran public relations practitioner, Mr. Dare Folarin, political scientist and Lecturer at FCE, Abeokuta, Dr. Simon Otumala  while a Fellow of the NIPR, Mr. Akin Okudero moderated the programme. 

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