By Vincess Okushi

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, has identified a credible means of information dissemination, that is devoid of propaganda, an instrument of reducing apathy among the citizens.

Speaking at the 2023 Conference/Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations on Thursday in Abuja, the Minister said reopening constructive conversation between the government and the people will engender trust and reiterate the government’s resolve to restore the confidence of the citizenry by directly impacting their lives through credible policies and programs for economic impact.

Thus recognizing the role of NIPR in shaping the public’s perception through the government reformed agender for societal value.

It is this vision that will guide the implementation of President Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Agenda.

In this age of information saturation, where every click and scroll adds to the noise, the role of public relations has never been more vital. We are the storytellers, bridge-builders, and custodians of reputation. In an era where trust can be shattered with a single misleading tweet, our integrity must remain unshakable

Earlier, the President and Chairman of the Council, NIPR, Mukhtar Sirajo, pledged the Institute’s readiness to provide all necessary support to curb distrust on the part of the government through available channels to attract development.

These are difficult times that required difficult decisions, from the effects of the removal of subsidy on petroleum products, which was well-intentioned but has taken a heavy toll on the livelihood of the average Nigerian.

The Institute is ready to provide all necessary support through available channels

It was a public relations practitioners event aimed at setting the standards of reliable and informed communication between the government and the governed to boost trust and accountability in the country.

 

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