The Ministers of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and his counterpart in Communication and Digital Economy in demonstration of strong commitment to credible leadership culture in Nigeria, have confirmed attendance at the 2019 Annual Conference of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, FCT Chapter.
It could be recalled that since assumption of office in his first tenure, the FCT Minister has consistently contributed to the Abuja AGM/Conference of the Institute.
Similarly, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, has assured of his presence at the event, noting that the theme of the conference was critical to the nation’s development.
The Chairman, NIPR FCT Chapter, Dr. Tayo Haastrup, who described the confirmation as expression of high sense of responsibility, said that it was important for leaders to identify and support credible development-oriented institutions like the NIPR to deliver a better society.
“The interest of both Ministers at the forthcoming conference is a strong indication of their patriotism and commitment to leadership development in Nigeria”, he said.
This year’s conference with the theme – “The Leadership Question: Search for 21st Century Leaders” will feature Alh. Muhammed Imam Yahaya, former Group Managing Director of Union Bank and Arc. Ladi Thompson, an international leadership development expert, as Chairman and Keynote Speaker, respectively.
Some Pre-conference events marking the 2019 Annual General Meeting include: Essay Competition for Secondary Schools, Digital Training for Undergraduates of Mass Communication, and Professional Workshop for Public Relations practitioners, media and communication officers across various organisations.
As the Flagship Chapter of the nation’s reputation regulator, the FCT has between 2016 to 2018, utilized the Annual Conference platform to lead and promote national discourse in the areas of National Integration, National Rebranding, and National Governance.