PR Primus Magazine Offers Scholarship To Four Students.....Honours 6 Nigerian Icons - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, November 1, 2023

PR Primus Magazine Offers Scholarship To Four Students.....Honours 6 Nigerian Icons

Management of the Nigeria's foremost Public Relations "PR Primus Magazine has offered  scholarship to four Indigent  students to support their educational pursuit, just as the firm in conjunction with Ogun State chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (Nigeria Institute honoured six  icons in appreciation of their numerous contributions to the development of the country

Governor Dapo Abiodun presenting the scholarship package on Wednesday in Abeokuta, during  2023"Your Image Awards"/ Public Lecture, to the benefiting students, John Adesina and Abibat Hamzat of Egba Comprehensive High School, Asero, Abeokuta as well as Yusuf Edun  Olashile and Nimotah Ogunlaja who are in HND 1 and ND1 classes respectively at the Mass Communication Department of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta, lauded the initiative of the organization for complimenting the effort of his administration in creating conducive learning environment in public schools

Governor Abiodun who was represented by the State Head of Service, Mr Kola Fagbohun,  promised that State Government would continue to support such gesture aimed at encouraging the students to do well in their academic activities 

The Olowu of Owu Kingdom, Oba (Professor)Saka Matemilola, who presided over  the event as Chairman, also praised the organizers for including such scholarship package, pledging to support the programme

The monarch described the scholarship package as a very good PR tools to identify with the people in the area of education which according to him, should be supported by both other corporate organizations and wealthy Nigerians 

Managing Director of PR Primus Magazine, Mr. Akin Okudero explained that the need to assist the less privileged and give them equal opportunities to qualitative education in the society, necessitated the introduction of such scholarship package which is in the range of N100,000 and above to each of the beneficiaries 

Okudero ,a Fellow of NIPR, assured the beneficiaries that their respective tuition fees would be paid directly to their schools through the scholarship package 

He called on the public spirited individuals and corporate organizations to support the sustenance  of the programme to enable more Indigent students to benefit from it 

The event also witnessed the presentation of awards to seven iconic Nigerians have distinguished themselves in their various professions and callings including Nigeria's football legend, 
former Captain of the then Green Eagles, Educationist and owner of Eagle 7 FM Radio, Abeokuta, Chief Segun Odegbami who was honoured with  the "Lifetime Award" for his accomplishments.

Other awardees are the Towulade of Akinale Kingdom, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye who received the "PR Icon" Award and .
Former President of African Public Relations Association, Chief Yomi Badejo-Okusanya who got the " PR Beacon" Award while the Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs, International Breweries, Mrs. Temitope Oguntokun emerged as the  recipient of the "PR Professional of the Year while the Managing Director of Sweet FM, Abeokuta, Mr. Eddie Aina was rewarded with the "Role Model Award".

Also the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporation and Government Owned Companies ( SSASCGOC) was recognized with the "Outstanding & Visionary Association in Cutting Edge Corporate Governance" Award.

Also, the Second Special Edition of the PR Primus Magazine was launched at the event 

The Managing Director of PR Primus Magazine also presented certificate of appreciation to the resource persons including Oba Ogunleye, Dr. Oketokun, former NIPR State Chairman, Mr. Femi Dokunmun , Mr.David Aderemi, Dr
 who appeared on PR Primus programme on  Ogun State Television 

He also presented awards and certificate to those who supported the survival of the television programme

Those behind scene of the television programme production include Mr. Dare Folarin, Mr Bimpe Adedara and General Manager of OGTV, Mr. Tunde Kazesm 

The event was gathering of who is who in Public Relations practice in the country including Chief (Dr) Fassy Yusuf, Rector of DS Adegbenro ICT Polytechnic, Itori, Ewekoro, Dr. Akeem Goke Rauf, Head of Mass Communication Department of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Dr. Togunwa, the Ogun State Chairman of NIPR, Mrs Seun Boye, President of NIPR, Dr.Ike Neliaku represented by Chief Yomi Badejo -Okusanya and academics in the field of Public Relations  amongst others 

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