The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has congratulated Dr. Ike Neliaku on his election as the new President of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations.
In a congratulatory letter issued to the new NIPR President, Akpabio said the election of Dr. Neliaku by his colleagues reflected their endorsement of his professional capability.
The statement was issued by his Special Adviser Media and Publicity, Hon Eseme Eyiboh, on Friday.
Akpabio said his appointment, “was also a reflection of the respect and admiration Dr. Neliaku earned over the years in the community of public relations practitioners.
“There is no doubt that you actually deserve this position.
“Your knowledge and passion for the practice of Public Relations and commitment to ethics, rules and regulations are exceptional.
“Your commitment to excellence has undoubtedly played a significant role in this achievement and I have no doubt that your insights, expertise, and vision will contribute to the advancement of the Institute.
“As you begin this significant professional milestone, I pray the Almighty God to grant you good health, wisdom and grace to achieve positive strides in your new office and also take the practice of Public Relations to a greater height.”
Neliaku is a consummate Public Relations Practitioner, Development Administrator, Real Estate Developer, and Researcher. He worked in the federal public service for over 20 years, holding key positions in Federal Ministries and The Presidency at different times
He has travelled to over 45 countries as a member of various federal government delegations and participated in more than 55 technical missions on sustainable development; information and communication management; negotiations, conciliation and diplomacy; cultural relations; public sector ad- ministration; infrastructure development; leadership and management development; gender equity and empowerment; youth development; etc.
He served variously as Chairman, Technical Coordinator, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Member, of over 37 specialized committees at various times while in the service of the Federal Government of Nigeria. He also served as a Member Governing Board, Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State.
He is the founding CEO of Cymbals Ltd; founding Vice Chairman/CEO abc Shelters Ltd; Principal Partner, Rightangle PR; Executive Producer Rightangle Productions; and Convener Issachar-200 Centre for Research and Development.