The Director of Public Affairs of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr Reuben Muoka, has been inducted into the highly coverted fellowship of the Nigerian Institutte of Public Relations (NIPR).
His induction, came after going through series of extensive academic drilling by the Council of the Institute.
The NIPR was estbalished 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).
Muoka was among technocrats from the public and private sector, university dons, statesmen and women, members of the armed forces and the Police that were inducted at 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 his induction, Muoka now has the honour of using the fnipr title after his name, joining the new NIPR Fellows, who 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.