At the 3rd edition of the “Spokesperson Communication Awards and Conference” organized at the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Thursday, the Press Secretary to the Anambra State Governor, Mr. Christian Aburime, emerged the overall Spokesperson of the year in a tightly contested category.
The Edo-born image maker of the Anambra State Governor bagged this award ahead of other top players in the PR sector including the Public Relations Officer at the office of the Head of the Federal civil service who trailed behind in the second position.
The organisers said Aburime won The Spokesperson’s Communication Award (SCA23) for displaying exceptional skills in communicating and sustaining mutual relationships for effective media coverage of the activities of Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra.
Receiving the Award on behalf of Mr Aburime, Mazi Ejimofor Opara, the National Publicity Secretary of APGA and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Anambra State on New Media, thanked the Organizers for recognizing competence and dedication to duty.
Aburime dedicated the Award to God Almighty and Prof. Chukwuma Soludo for providing the platform upon which this rare honour came. He charged PR practitioners and Journalists to stick to the ethics of the profession and eschew sensation and fake news.
Tribune Online gathered that the Spokesperson’s Award is an annual event organized by Image Merchant Promotion Ltd, Publishers of PRNigeria and Spokesperson’s Digest in conjunction with the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).
The occasion was graced by the Minister of Information, Alhaji Muhammed Idris, who was the Chairman of the occasion while the National Security Adviser, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu and the President of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Dr Ike Neliaku were the Special Guest of Honour and the Chief Host respectively.
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