The Lagos State Chapter, the premier branch of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), in collaboration with Addefort Limited, announced today that the ninth Lagos Public Relations Stakeholders Conference will address Leadership and Poverty Eradication on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at the MUSON Centre in Lagos.
The Lagos Public Relations Stakeholders Conference is a bridge-building initiative that brings together and proposes solutions to our nation’s social, political, and economic challenges.
This edition themed: Conversations on Leadership and Poverty Eradication, is expected to feature distinguished speakers including; the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Mr Tony Elumelu, Founder and Chairman, Heirs Holdings; Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman/ CEO, Nigerian Communications Commission; Mr Segun Ajayi-Kadir, DG Manufacturers Association of Nigeria; Mr Kayode Pitan, Managing Director, Bank of Industry; Tejumola Abisoye, Executive Secretary, Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF); Hon Cecilia Bolaji Dada, Commissioner of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Lagos State and Dr Oluseye Ajuwon, Economist and Consultant, University of Lagos.
Speaking at the conference, the Chairman, Lagos NIPR, Mrs Comfort Obot Nwankwo explained that the theme for this year’s edition is timely, adding that the Institute is committed to setting agenda for stakeholders’ engagement and leading the discus to reawaken national consciousness.
She noted that “eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity; Nigeria is not an exemption, despite the efforts of government in the country, too many are still struggling for the most basic human needs.”
According to Mr Olabamiji Adeleye, Conference Coordinator & Lead Consultant, Addefort Limited, Participants at the conference will include; Representatives from Government, Public Relations Practitioners, Economic Experts, The United Nations, Embassies, Corporate Organisations, Institutions, NGOs, HODs of relevant Agencies, and the media among other stakeholders.