NIPR Inducts Techeconomy’s Editor Peter Oluka, 604 Others As Members

Peter Oluka, the editor of Techeconomy, was among the 605 new members inducted into the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) during its 60th anniversary celebration.

The induction ceremony, held as part of a week-long event culminating in an International Colloquium on June 20, 2024, took place in Garki, Abuja.

Speaking at the event, Dr. Ike Neliaku, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) president, emphasized the need for qualified individuals to speak for organisations.

He noted that the induction aims to reinforce professionalism and end quackery in Public Relations.

Out of 605 inductees, 353 joined online while 198 attended in person. The new members were largely drawn from the media spectrum to strengthen effective collaborative efforts between NIPR and media members in shaping public discourse.

The inductees were charged to join efforts to create a new narrative for Nigeria and guard our nation’s reputation.

The event was graced by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris Malagi, represented by the director-general of Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Jibril Baba Ndace.

The Minister urged the inductees to collaborate with the Ministry to restore trust in public discourse, stressing the importance of positive and assertive communication about the country.

The induction ceremony marked a significant chapter for both Peter Oluka and Techeconomy, which stands apart for its commitment to truth and accuracy, in the quality of its reportage of technology, business, and economy-related events.

Oluka, a multi-award-winning communications expert, holds a degree in Mass Communication from the prestigious Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) Enugu. He also obtained a PGD in Journalism from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

His professional development includes participation in various training programs, such as the MTN Nigeria Media Innovation Programme curated by the School of Media and Communications (SMC) Pan Atlantic University (PAU), ‘Multimedia, Mobile and Social Media Journalism Programme Facilitated by renowned new media experts Dan Mason Media hosted by Journalism Clinic, Lagos, Nigeria, among other training and achievements.

Oluka also serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), and is a member of the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP).

“We congratulate our editor for adding another feather in his cap. His induction into the NIPR represents what we do as a media startup that offers our readers Content-as-a-Service (CaaS) by accurately telling you what is new in technology, business and Economy; reflecting on why it matters, how it works and the benefits.

“Our team works round-the-clock to explore and explain the changing world around us, tilting the lenses on the emerging market.

“Our audience is part of the Techeconomy’s family, and the strength of our relationship with you is the ultimate test of our success”, said Joan Aimuengheuwa, the acting editor of Techeconomy.

Established in 1963, the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) attained the status of a Chartered Institute in June 1990 through Decree No. 16 (now an Act of the National Assembly).

The Act confers on NIPR the power and responsibility to register members, set parameters of knowledge for qualifications to practise, regulate the practice and development of the PR Profession, as well as monitor professional conducts through an established Code of Ethics, amongst others.

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