The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), has disclosed ongoing plans to engage the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), to sanction individuals practising public relations without license.
President of NIPR, Mukhtar Sirajo, made the disclosure at the special induction ceremony of students and staff of the Institute of Development Communication (ISDEVCOM), Nasarawa State University, during its 3rd International Conference on Communication and Development in Africa.
The law actually mandates the Attorney General of the Federation to establish a Tribunal to try those found practicing public relations without licensing by the institute. We are actually very soon having a courtesy call on the attorney general where we want to remind him of that very huge responsibility and we want to believe that very shortly that tribunal is going to be set up.
About Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)
The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) was established in 1963. The body has the power and responsibility to register members, set parameters of knowledge to acquire or to qualify to practise, regulate the practice and development of the PR Profession as well monitor professional conducts through an established Code of Ethics, amongst others.