NITDA’s Spokesperson, Hadiza Umar Bags NIPR Fellowship

Hadiza Umar

The Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations Unit at National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mrs Hadiza Umar, has been inducted into fellowship of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR),
after a rigorous process that involved extensive thought provoking academic drilling by the Council of Institute.


Hadiza, a 1996 graduate of Mass Communication of University of Maiduguri was among the numbers of Associate of the Institute that were inducted into the Fellowship of NIPR, a highly desired status by professionals of the noble career.

The NIPR was established in 1963 and Chartered by Decree 16 of June 1990, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations Practitioners Decree (now an Act of the National Assembly and cited as Cap N114, Laws of the Federation Nigeria, LFN, 2004).

Hadiza, is the brain behind the efficient media engagement of NITDA spearheading the deployment of the media content that focus on the mandate of the Agency.

Her induction took place during the 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) which held at the International Conference Center, Abuja.

Speaking at the AGM after her Investiture ceremony, the President and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Institute, Mr Mukhtar Zubairu Sirajo noted that new Fellows of the Institute were selected after a rigorous screening exercise of candidates aspiring for the Fellowship of the Institute by the Fellowship Advisory Committee.

In addition to the regular upgrade, the Institute had opened a special membership upgrade window “in response to the yearnings of members, to facilitate the processing of the upgrade of NIPR members who had lost precedence or proper categorization due to circumstances beyond their control”.

Following her induction, Hadiza now has as prefex to her name, fnipr, joining the new NIPR Fellows, who include technocrats from the public and private sector, university dons, statesmen and women, members of the armed forces and the Police among others, pledged to preserve and defend the Bye-Laws of the Institute and uphold its Code of Ethics and Professional Standards as approved by the Council, and also be up-to-date and as at when due in their financial responsibility to the Institute in order to maintain their status as Fellows of the Institute.

She now has the honour of using the fnipr title after her name.

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