The National institute of Public Relations (NIPR) President, Dr Ikechukwu Neliaku has described AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State as a digital Governor
Dr Neliaku stated this on Tuesday when he led a delegation of NIPR to Government House, Ilorin on a courtesy visit.
He acknowledged the Governor’s belief in young people, gender inclusion, and other feats in human capital development.
NIPR President also commended the Governor’s approval of a capacity building programme for information and Public Relations Officers who are working in various government’s establishments in the state, and for being supportive of the NIPR.
He also briefed the Governor of some of the institute’s programmes, such as REBIRTH NIGERIA, which holds later in March and June.
“We are also pursuing what we call REBIRTH NIGERIA. Rebirth stands for reinventing the essence, beauty, integrity, resourcefulness, and traditional heritages of Nigeria,” he said, asking the Governor to convince his colleagues at the NGF to buy into the concept.
“We are doing it on Four Pillars, and it is a programme of research. First is the pillar of values reorientation. Second is the principle of citizens’ education. Third is the principle of excellence in service delivery. And lastly is the pillar of promotion of Made in Nigeria products,” he said.
Governor AbdulRazaq, for his part, said the choice of his legacy projects is to position Kwara as a hub for service economy, which attracts investments and creates jobs for the people.
He appreciated the group on the visit and pledged to continue to key into their programmes, especially their forthcoming REBIRTH NIGERIA launching and National Spokespersons Summit that are slated for this year.
The Governor said the root cause of the challenges Nigeria is facing such as insecurity and economic crisis is lack of patriotism and poor value system, calling on all citizens to have an attitudinal rebirth for the country to move forward.
NGF Forum chairman promised to work with the Federal Government and his colleagues at the NGF to key into the Rebirth Nigeria concept of the NIPR, which he noted will do the country a lot of good.
The delegation include NIPR Vice President Prof Emmanuel Dandaura; Dr Ahmed Sajoh; Dr Saudat Abdulbaqi; Mr Franklyn Ginger-Eke; Mr Stanley Osadigo; Oloriewe Raheem Adedoyin; acting Chairman NIPR for Kwara state Mr Ishola Gbega Emmanuel; and the Secretary Alhaji AbdulRahman Sanni.