Ogun NIPR to honour Lemo, Akinmade, others at colloquium
The Ogun State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) will, on Thursday, honour four distinguished Nigerians at its 2023 yearly colloquium.
The event, scheduled to hold at the Cinema Hall, June 12 Cultural Centre, Abeokuta, according to a statement e-signed by NIPR Chairman, Oluwaseun Boye and Secretary, Kunle Olayeni, will have the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, as the Special Guest of Honour.
The statement listed the personalities to be conferred with awards to include former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Dr. Tunde Lemo; former Special Adviser to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, two-time commissioner in Ondo State and Senior Consultant to Governor Abiodun, Kayode Akinmade; former Board Chairman, Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Mrs. Ronke Sokefun and property magnate, Otunba Wole Ogunbayo.
With the theme, “Pluralism and Public Opinion Management: Challenges and Prospects for a Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria,” the colloquium is expected to be a rallying point for professionals to dissect some of the problems confronting the Nigerian nation.
A professor of Political Science and current Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Adelaja Odukoya, will be the Guest Speaker at the event, which will also feature veteran journalist, Eddie Aina, as moderator, and Prof. Biyi Abosede, Ustaz Jubril Awwal and Prof. (Mrs.) Bolanle Akeredolu-Ale as discussants.
The NIPR National President, Malam Mukhtar Sirajo, will chair the important occasion that will be graced by Olota of Ota, Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege and the Towulade of Akinale, Oba Olufemi Ogunleye.
According to the organisers, Abiodun is expected to share perspectives on how to achieve social harmony needed to attain a sustainable democracy in the country.
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