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NIPR Presidency: Alliance of PR Professionals Endorses Nkechi Ali-Balogun

By John Austin Unachukwu

Apparently well deserved, a coalition of seasoned and respected Public Relations (PR) professionals representing a diverse spectrum of industries have endorsed Mrs Nkechi Ali-Balogun (NAB) as the quintessential candidate for the position of National President of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) for the forthcoming election in Abuja.

The Spokesperson’s Digest, a publication of PRNigeria had reported that the 2023 Annual General Meeting/Election of NIPR is scheduled to hold on August 24, 2023 in Abuja.

With a collective vision for the future of PR in Nigeria, the alliance believes in Nkechi Ali-Balogun’s transformative leadership and her capacity to drive positive change within the industry, especially as the first woman in Nigeria in the running to lead the umbrella body for PR professionals in Nigeria.

The alliance, which comprises leaders who have shaped the PR landscape through innovation and excellence, recognizes Nkechi Ali-Balogun as a visionary leader with a deep understanding of the profession’s challenges and opportunities.

Commenting on behalf of the alliance, Odion Aleobua, the convener of the group, stated, “At this critical juncture in our industry’s development, we need a leader who not only understands the evolving dynamics of communication but is also dedicated to fostering collaboration, growth, and ethical standards in PR practice.”

According to him, her profound understanding of client and service perspectives and adeptness at delivering innovative solutions to managerial challenges has solidified her reputation as a trusted expert.

Having held the esteemed position of leading the Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, members of the alliance noted that Nkechi has demonstrated her unwavering commitment to advancing the field.

“Nkechi Ali-Balogun’s demonstrated passion for PR, her emphasis on continuous learning, and her inclusive approach make her the ideal candidate to lead NIPR into a new era of excellence,” said Israel Jaiye Opayemi, President Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN).

The alliance emphasizes Nkechi Ali-Balogun’s ability to bridge the gap between traditional and digital PR practices, ensuring that the profession remains relevant and effective in an ever-changing media landscape. Her commitment to nurturing emerging talents and her dedication to creating a more connected PR community align seamlessly with the coalition’s values.

“Nkechi Ali-Balogun’s leadership is a testament to her ability to inspire, innovate, and steer PR professionals toward achieving impactful results,” Rasheed Bolarinwa, President of the Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks in Nigeria (ACAMB), said.

He added that Nkechi’s journey had led her to the helm of NECCI Consulting, where she serves as the Principal Consultant and CEO.

Also commenting, Tolulope Olorundero, Founder and Chairperson of Nigerian Women in Public Relations, stated that “NAB’s vision for NIPR resonates with our collective aspirations for a stronger, more influential PR industry.”

“Guided by a transformative mindset, Nkechi excels in converting obstacles into avenues of growth, drawing from her own experiences to provide insights and strategies that resonate. Her creative intuition and strategic acumen set her apart, contributing to her triumphant trajectory as a mentor, motivational speaker, and catalyst for industry evolution.”

Other members of the alliance also stated that her track record of accomplishments, strategic insights, and commitment to raising the standards of PR has earned her the unwavering support of this influential coalition.

NAB is a multi-talented luminary within Africa’s PR industry, boasting a wealth of experience spanning more than two decades across diverse facets of the Public Relations and Training Consultancy landscape.

Culled from PRNigeria,

August 19, 2023.

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