The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Edo State Chapter has inaugurated a New Executive to coordinate its affairs within the next two years.
The election took place during the 2022 AGM/Conference of the Chapter held recently at the Urban Oasis Hotel in Benin City with the theme, “Leading with Purpose: Inspiring Change and Innovation in Public Relations.”
The newly elected Executive Members inaugurated by DrOlugbenga Abimbola, an NIPR Council Member include James-Wisdom Abhulimen as Chairman, Okon Eno Eyo, Vice Chairman, Courage Eboigbe, Secretary, Temi Esonamunjor, Public Relations Executive, Dr Ngozi Okeibunor, Financial Secretary, Ude Chukwuulotam, Treasurer and Dr Josephine Adeyeye as Auditor.
In his acceptance speech, James-Wisdom Abhulimen acknowledged the overwhelming support of members that paved the way for his victory at the polls and promised to work assiduously with the new Executive to consolidate on the achievements of past leaders of the Chapter and propel the Institute to a greater height in the State.
He extended a hand of fellowship to his co-contestant and pledged to rekindle the Chapter and make it a force to be reckoned with through strategic communication, networking and collaboration with critical stakeholders.
Earlier, the Keynote paper presenter, Dr Daniel Ekhereafoposited that achieving success in Public Relations requires inspirational and innovative leadership capable of driving positive changes, foster meaningful connections, and steer organizations towards goal attainment.
Dr Ekhereafo who heads the Mass Communications Department of the University of Benin, Benin City enjoined the new leadership to leverage technology, data and social responsibility initiatives to enhance the reputation of the Institute in the State, build strong relationships with stakeholders, and drive transformative changes in the PR landscape.
According to the statement released by Temi Esonamunjor, the Public Relations Executive, the paper presenter noted that “As the world continues to evolve, the influence of inspirational and innovative leaders will remain central to the success of public relations in creating positive and lasting impacts.”