BAUCHI – President and Chairman of Council, National Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Mukhtar Zubairu Sirajo, has said that the Institute is making efforts to restore the unity and trust among Nigerians by creating a platform to engage citizens in a dialogue in order to find solutions to problems bedevilling the nation.
The President of the Institute stated this on Thursday in Bauchi at the 2021 Annual General Meeting and elections Bauchi Chapter, held at the Hazibal suite hall in Bauchi State.
He said that there was a need to seek citizen-derived solutions and actions based on a people-to-people approach to re-galvanise the nationhood, adding that the NIPR platform will restore communication among Nigerians which will in turn foster trust.
Mukhtar said that the country is going through very challenging times, pointing out that there is an urgent need for the restoration of peace, security, confidence and mutual understanding in the nation.
“NIPR is worried about the happenings in the country, you cannot dismiss the fact that trust has been broken down among Nigerians.
“The fabrics that have held us as a people have become so thin that it can break anytime. Today, the situation is so terrible that everybody is sitting in their comfort zones and pointing accusing fingers at each other”
“This country can be better than it is today and all NIPR is trying to do is for us to admit that we have a problem and discover where we missed it. In Nigeria case, our yesterday’s are better than today, we are constantly nostalgic our yesterday’s.
“Do not allow anybody to deceive you that diversity is a curse, it is a blessing. Every generation should do its best to outshine the generation it inherited” he said
Also speaking at the occasion, the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, said that the annual general meeting of the state chapter of the NIPR is coming after a successful hosting of the national annual general meeting of the institute which is the first of its kind in the North-east sub-region since the establishment of the institute in 1963, pointing out that it is an achievement worthy of commendation.
Represented by the Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mukhtar Gidado, the Governor said that the national general meeting of the institute witnessed the conferment on him, the fellowship of the institute and grand patron in Bauchi State, just as he commended the institute for partnering with his administration.
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