Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has urged Nigerians to imbibe attitudinal changes in line with the policies of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, in other to achieve an egalitarian society.
The governor gave the charge while declaring open the 2015 Colloquium / Award ceremony of the state chapter of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations, NIPR, held at the Olusegun Obansanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta.
Represented by his Deputy, Yetunde Onanuga, Governor Amosun posited that the desire to transform the nation for better by Nigerians should be reinforced with total commitment and high sense of patriotism, as being exhibited by the President.
Amosun revealed that the Nation has being witnessing changes through the fight against corruption, which impacted positively on key sectors of the economy, adding that there was great improvement in the power sector as people now enjoy improved electricity supply.
Earlier in his welcome address, the State Chairman of the NIPR, Mr. Tope Daramola noted that as image makers, there was need for professionals to make themselves relevant in the effort to rid the country of corruption.
In his paper titled: “Image makers, perspective in the re-invention of the Nigerian Nation,’’ the lead speaker Mr. Yomi Badejo Okusanya, who is the Secretary General of the African Public Relations Association, APRA, stated that corruption must be fought to a standstill in Nigeria, saying the fight remains the business of all Nigerians.
The Institute later conferred awards on some individuals and institutions in the state among whom were the Ogun Head of Service, Mrs. Modupe Adekunle with the Distinguished Technocrats Award, Iyalode Alaba Lawson with Ogun indigeneous Entrepreneurs Award, while Alhaji Jimoh Popoola (popson) and Engr. Biodun Fijabi were honoured with ‘‘Unsung personalities” award respectively.

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