The NIPR’s primary objectives are to advance the standards of the public relations profession and to provide members with professional development opportunities. An important element to the Institute’s growth and development is the advisory input and creativity of a large body of leadership from within the membership.


The is one of the most visited Web sites by PR professionals and a valuable resource for all members of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations. More than 90 percent of NIPR’s members use the NIPR Web site. All the members agree that is their preferred way to receive NIPR information.

This is a unique opportunity to reach industry operatives and their clients with specific messages from your enterprise. It is also an excellent vehicle for building your brand and reputation as well as displaying your wares throughout Nigeria.

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Nigerian Institute of Public Relations Public Relations Practitioners Decree No. 16 of 1990 empowers the Council of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations to determine what standards of knowledge and skills are to be attained by Public Relations practitioners. For high standards of practice. The Institute must from time to time update its Code of Professional Conduct. The decree empowers the Council to make bylaws and other rules not inconsistent with this decree as to acts which constitute professional misconduct.

In pursuance of the provision of the decree, the Council of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations hereby makes the following Bye Laws to be known as “The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations Code of Professional Conduct Bye-laws No. 1 of 1992


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The Council is the governing body of the Institute. Council members directly elect the President and the Vice President sitting as an electoral college. Ultimately all acts undertaken by the NIPR’s officers and staff are in the name of, and with the authority of, the Council.


Mallam Mukhtar Zubairu Sirajo



Compt. Adewale Adeniyi



1. Mrs Ethel Agbeyegbe

2. Mrs. Nkechi Ali-Balogun

3. Mr. Samuel Oseloka

4. Alhaji  Mohammed Haruna Ibrahim

5. Mr. Ohaeri Osondu

6. Mr Chinkwe Ikenyi

7. Alhaji Kabiru Aminu Garba

8. Prof. Rev B. A. C. Obiefuna

9. Mr. Haroun Audu 

10. Mr Akin Ricketts

11. Dr. Gbenga Abimbola

12. Alhaji Sule Yau Sule

13. Dr. Joseph Fanafa

14. Prof. Emmanuel Dandaura

15. Mr. Obot Udoette



1. Hajiya Maryam Isa Mele

2. Alhaji Bola Osifeso

3. Donald Awunah C.P

4. Mr. Peter Dama

5. Mr. Timothy Oyedeji



There are currently four ‘Standing Committees’: Membership; Professional Practices; Training and Development; Business Services & Revenue. A member of staff is allocated to each committee to provide advice and support. A Disciplinary Committee meets when necessary to consider references to it by the Professional Practices Committee.



NIPR’s 22-member Governing Council composed of 17 elected members sitting as an electoral college, and 5 members appointed by the Federal Government. Acting on behalf of Council as the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute, the President provides leadership in the management of NIPR business through the chapters, committees and the National Secretariat.



NIPR branch organisation in States which are called Chapters. Each has an elected executive council led by a chairman.

  • To provide a professional structure for the practice of public relations.
  • To enhance the ability and status of our members as professional practitioners.
  • To represent and serve the professional interests of our members.
  • To provide opportunities for members to meet and exchange views and ideas.
  • To raise standards within the profession through the promotion of best practice – including the production of best practice guides, case studies, training events and our continuous professional development scheme ‘Developing Excellence’.

Our Aim is:

  • To be the leading regional public relations organisation.
  • To unite the PR profession and bring all persons / organisations under a common banner.
  • To represent the industry on PR issues so as to establish growth for the profession as a whole.
  • To enhance the image of public relations in Nigeria
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