The Executive members of the Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), led by its Chairman, Mrs. Comfort Obot Nwankwo, paid a courtesy visit to the President of the Directors Guild of Nigeria (DGN), Dr. Victor Okhai, at the DGN National Secretariat in Surulere, Lagos, office today, to discuss the possible ways of effective and efficient collaboration that will benefit both parties.

The chairman, Mrs. Comfort Obot Nwankwo, expressed gratitude to the guild for what it has done by adding value to Nigeria through entertainment. She said public relations is an encompassing profession, and whatever profession we find ourselves in, we must practice public relations to succeed. The delegation requested to collaborate, build relationships, and support the guild to tell our stories and document them in different ways to tell the world we have vibrant people and ideas, be it in written words and actions, to achieve greater heights and to contribute their expertise in the film and video industry globally.

Mr. Samuel Ayetutu, vice chairman of NIPR, thanked the directors for what they’ve been doing behind the scenes to set the narrative of what is to be seen. He also talked about the 2024 PR Fest from July 4-11, 2024, and expressed the association’s commitment with DGN to promoting and telling the Nigerian story with a better narrative of where we are and where we’re supposed to be.

Former DGN President, Mr. Bond Emeruwa, felicitated their visit and collaborative idea to tell our stories as encompassing. He, however, informed them that the Nigerian movie industry has unconsciously sold Nigeria without even knowing about it. He stated that the power of PR should be infused in what we do, as there is nothing that is totally bad; it’s actually finding the good part of anything that will magnify it.

Responding, the DGN President, Dr. Okhai, welcomed the EXCO members and commended the Chairman of the State Chapter of NIPR for the efforts to keep the Institute afloat despite the obvious challenges. He thanked them for the visit and promised to work with the association as partners in progress in whatever form of collaboration to give the State Chapter the needed support so it can achieve its objectives and emphasised the importance of telling our stories by
promoting the Nigerian culture through films, particularly on environmental responsibilities and best practices.

This visit highlights the growing collaboration between industry stakeholders and professional regulatory bodies to promote a vibrant and responsible film industry in Nigeria.

By osibanews

Eliel Otote A is an Actor and Filmmaker, with a bias for journalism. He was a freelance feature writer with the Nigerian Observer in the 80's in Benin City, he also presented programmes on both radio and television. Eliel is the Editor and Publisher of OSIBAnews Network Magazine, of which this blog is an affiliate.

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