By Stehen Ubanna
The Nigeria Institute For Public Relations, NIPR, has thrown their weight behind Hajia
The NIPR, officials who visited the NPA Chief Executive officer, CEO, in the Authority Corporate Headquarters, at Marina, Lagos
The NIPR Chairman who sought sponsorship from Hajia Hadiza led NPA Management for the Institute various programmes and projects said they are tailored to impact most positively on the society . He may have won the won the heart of the activist turned Maritime guru who had been invited as the guest speaker of the forth coming Public Relations week holding in June 2019. She is expected to speak on the topic: Effective leadership. Public Relations practitioners who spoke to the Value News disclosed that only Hajia Usman could effectively speak on the topic because of her management of the Authority turning it into one of the most productive government Agencies in the last two years.
The Public Relations expert used the opportunity of the visit to the NPA Managing to open up about the Organisation. He disclosed that the 55 year-old Public Relations outfit aspires across board to engage leadership stakeholders through networking with a view to ensuring that existing relationship with other Organisations do not only grow but are deepened so as to” generate the dividends of best practices”.
A statement by A. A. Jatto, a trained Engineer and now a Public Relations expert , shows that under the renewed Collaboration between the two Organisations, the NPR, has agreed to ”offer both local and oversea training for the Authority Public Relations Personnel . Jatto , who is optimistic that the training programme that would enhance the” proficiency of the Staff of the Authority Public Relations Department on their jobs. He noted that it would help the Staff to keep ”abreast with the” new trends in Public Relations Practice” as obtained in other parts of the world.
Hajia Usman, who could not hide her joy when she received the NIPR , Lagos state Chapter officials in her office, assured them that the Authority would” consider the projects presented to Authority for financial support on its merits”. The activist turned maritime expert, further explained that the Authority Training Department would also study the NIPR training programme proposal for the Staff of the Authority Public Relations Department and make appropriate recommendations to the Management.
Given her managerial skills, of giving approvals to proposals within the limit of available resources and budgetary allocations to the Authority, She had responded to other requests presented to her by the NIPR officials one condition: the ”availability of funds”. The NPA, boss, who is enjoying a good working relationship with Staff may have used the opportunity of the NIPR officials visit to speak about the Operational trust of the Authority under her Management.
According to her, ”amongst the ”key operational trust” of the Authority under her leadership was the ”preparation of Staff for greater performances” . She stressed that the Authority welcomes synergies that would ”results in greater operational efficiency of the Authority, noting that capacity building would also go a long way in helping to ”boost its output as well as and result in the country’s development. ” It would also bring about effective future leadership for the Authority that would drive the nation’s economy towards a desirable anchor”, she had said.