27 years ago this month,exactly on Thursday, 6th February,1992,I delivered a lecture of the above title,at the Quarterly Lecture/ Luncheon of the Oyo State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations(NIPR),at the Staff Club of the Oyo State Housing Corporation,Bodija Housing Estate,Ibadan,Oyo State of Nigeria.
In my opening remarks at the said Lecture
I said I was happy and comfortable to be in the midst of professional seniors, colleagues and juniors.
I described the given topic of the Lecture,”PUBLIC RELATIONS AND POLITICS “,as being very relevant to PR practitioners and politicians (the period was a prelude to the 1993 General Elections and the subsequent infamous annulment by the now-retired General Ibrahim Babangida-led Federal Military Government of Nigeria).Presently,Nigeria is in the thick of the 2019 General Elections.Talk of relevance.
At the 1992 Lecture,I
(1)Analysis – assessing a situation or current image
(2)Consequences – considering the implications of what is discovered
Programme – having well-prepared Action Plans
(4)Interests – making adequate(financial/ materials)plans for social
As regards politics
I touched several
Among these are integrity, education, professionalism, acceptable image and communication tools
I humbly wish to conclude this post by saying that my 27-year old NIPR ( Oyo State Chapter)Lecture is as relevant today
“PR AND POLITICS” Lecture paper