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COVID-19: Nigerian institute of public relations suspends all its activity amidst CoronaVirus pandemic

The Nigerian institute of public relations has revealed this weekend that, they have suspended all their programmes scheduled to hold between March and April 2020, which was jn an effort to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
The President and Chairman of the Governing Council of the NIPR, Mr. Mukhtar Sirajo in his statement commended the federal government for their proactive efforts in tackling yhe ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
He maintained that the new strategy of the government in providing periodic updates on the response actions would help counter rumours, assuage fears and build public confidence.
However, he said, “We observe that the quest for a solution to this problem should go beyond saddling political office holders, rather than professional and technical hands, with the responsibility of driving the process, even as we suggest that the strategic communication and information management aspect of the process, should also be improved upon.
He said, “The health challenge that the entire world has been forced to grapple with is by the day becoming a reality beyond denial. The rate at which the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) is spreading around the world is alarming, more so now that the number of those infected in Nigeria seems to be steadily rising.

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