The authority of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, has honoured the President of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Malam Mukhtar Zubairu Sirajo with the Pillar of Public Relations Award.

Presenting the award at the Assembly Hall of the University today in Keffi, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Suleiman Bala Mohammed, said the award is in recognition of Sirajo's contributions to the growth and development of Public Relations in Nigeria.

"The University Management is proud of your sterling antecedents as a prime Public Relations professional and particularly for your support towards the growth of the public relations programme in its Institute of Strategic and Development Communication (ISDEVCOM)", the Vice Chancellor stated. 

Mohammed noted that the award ceremony was part of activities marking the University's 2023 International Conference on Communication and Development in Africa.

Receiving the award in company of the Council Member representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ike Neliaku, the NIPR President expressed gratitude to the university management for finding him worthy of the honour, pledging to continue giving his utmost best to the development of the profession. 

He attributed most of his achievements in the profession to his passion for professionalism and excellence, noting that such recognition can only serve a morale booster to do more for the Institute and the country.

Sirajo was decorated at the well attended event along other eminent Nigerians and international scholars, including the Ag. Governor of Nasarawa State Dr. Emmanuel Akabe as Visitor to the University. 

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha represented by Mr. Isa Wasa Francis, was the Special Guest of Honour during the event which also marked the 5th Aniversary of the Institute of Strategic and Development Communication (ISDEVCOM) arm of the University.



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