PR Practice: NIPR issues deadline, warns quacks

Once again, from July 2011, Nigeria institute of Public Relations, NIPR warn quacks who fail to acquire professional training in Public Relations will be prosecuted.

The institute said it is now determined to end the existence of quacks who parade themselves as Public Relations, PR, practitioners in Nigeria.

Mohammed Abdullahi, NIPR, President made the assertion at the “Window of opportunity for non-registered practitioners of PR in Nigeria to go through an ACT programme, so that they can meet the requirements of the law for the practice of PR in Nigeria.

He said that the programme was a milestone because of the strategic relevance to the upliftment of the Public Relations profession in Nigeria, and “the need for us to go into a strategic alliance in the service of our fatherland especially now that we are about 50 years old” .

Abdullahi reiterated that the present leadership of the Institute was now determined to rise to the occasion and enforce the law establishing the Institute by the Decree 16 of 1990,and ensure that the enormous potentials of PR for accelerated national development were released to the service of our people .

He also said that an Educationist and Communication expert, Peter Ogudoro, who has about two decades of professional experience in the development of professional manpower in Public Relations who runs Ogudoro Leadership Trainers and Management Consultants is partnering with the Institute on ATC programme as Administrator, and this ample opportunity is for all non-registered practitioners of PR in Nigeria to go through ACT programme so that anomalies non-professionals and quacks cause the noble profession will be history.

Abdullahi warned that the leadership of the Institute was aware of the existence of quacks who parade themselves as PR practitioners in Nigeria,and “this has had very embarrassing implications in for our reputation and image as a people and the effects both obvious and remote include the presentation of propaganda as truth, poor service delivery in most sectors of our economy, and myriad of development problems we have had to needlessly live with for a very long time.
 

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