Gov. Abdulrazaq congratulates two Kwarans for emerging as NIPR Council members

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara has congratulated university teacher, Dr Saudat Abdulbaqi, and APC chieftain, Alhaji Lanre Onilu, on their emergence as members of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).

Abdulbaqi was elected by delegates to the NIPR Convention through a keenly contested electoral process, which held into the early hours of Friday, while Onilu was appointed as one of the five Federal Government’s appointees on the Council.

This is contained in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Rafiu Ajakaye, on Friday in Ilorin.

The governor had earlier called on delegates to the keenly contested convention to vote massively for Abdulbaqi, a communications expert who was the NIPR’s chairman of the state chapter and former head of the Mass Communication Department at the University of Ilorin.
“The Governor welcomes this historic development and commends all the delegates from Kwara and across the country for honouring a distinguished daughter of Kwara State with their votes.”

He similarly commended the Federal Government for the choice of a great son of the state, Onilu, as one of its representatives on the prestigious council.

“The Governor is confident that the duo will, as they always do in every office they held before, make the state proud as NIPR Governing Council members.

“He commends them to bring their expertise and wealth of experience as top public relations professionals and patriots to take the statutory body (NIPR) to a greater height.

“He wishes them all the best in this new role and in others that may come their way in the coming years,” the statement read in part.

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