IGP charges PROs to effectively apply acquired knowledge in their official capacities as spokespersons ...As NIPR inducts 31 officers 

Dec 15, 2023 - 11:56
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IGP charges PROs to effectively apply acquired knowledge in their official capacities as spokespersons ...As NIPR inducts 31 officers 

By Adedeji ADEMUYIWA 


Nigeria, Abuja - In a bid to bolster professionalism and enhance capacity in the Police Public Relations Department, 31 Officers in the department and Public Relations experts at the Force Headquarters Abuja, were on Thursday, 14th Decembe, 2023, inducted into the prestigious National Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). 


The induction ceremony which was conducted by the President and Chairman of the Council of the NIPR, Dr Ike Neliaku, ably represented by the Vice President of the institute, Professor Emmanuel Dandaura, as stated by the Force spokesman, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, was a highlight of the just concluded Conference and Seminar for Nigeria Police Public Relations Officers and PR Experts held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, from 11th to14th December, 2023.


He said, "This initiative is a testament to the  commitment of the force towards fostering continuous training and development among its personnel. The induction of these image managers into the NIPR is in alignment with the Force's adherence to the standards and criteria outlined in the NIPR Act, 2004, law of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, governing professional practice within the clime of Public Relations".


During the induction ceremony, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D., NPM, represented by the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, CP Olatoye Durosinmi, charged the newly inducted officers to effectively apply their acquired knowledge in their official capacities as spokespersons. The IGP highlighted the crucial role these officers play in enhancing communication and fostering positive relations between the Police and the general public.


ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Force Public Relations Officer, also expressed deep appreciation to the Inspector-General of Police for his staunch support towards the advancement of the Public Relations Department, describing it as unprecedented.


The Force reiterates commitment to upholding professionalism, continual learning, and the strict observance of ethical standards across all operational spheres.

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