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Professional Views on the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations’ Law and Enforcement
Unformatted Document Text:  NIPR Law 6 that the sorry situation in terms of negative image of the public relations profession and advocated for legislation to help strengthen NIPR. Thus, in order to have the legal backing to regulate the profession, members of the institute began to lobby for a legislation that would recognize the Institute like the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, etc. After years of lobbying, in 1990, through the efforts of pioneers of the profession and the influence its former president, Alex Akinyele, who was at the time the Minister of Information (literally federal government’s chief public relations officer), the NIPR became chartered by the military government’s enactment of Decree No. 19, which statutorily established the institute (Nkwocha, 2003; Shuaib, 2002). The decree, which is known as Nigerian Institute of Public Relations Practitioners Decree (No. 16) 1990, established the NIPR as a body corporate charged with the “general duty” of “determining what standards of knowledge and skill are to be attained by persons seeking to become registered members of the public relations profession and reviewing those standards from time to time as circumstance may permit” (Sec. 1, subsection 1a). The Institute was also empowered to secure and maintain a register of the practitioners as well as make rules regarding professional conduct and bye-laws in furtherance its general duties. To be registered as a practitioner, a person shall be a holder of any of the qualifications prescribed by the Institute, such as NIPR professional certificate or diploma, British Institute of Public Relations diploma, bachelor’s degree in public relations or mass communications, etc. The law also established three categories of membership: Fellows (ten years with qualifications and active continuous professional practice); Members (ten years with requisite qualifications

Authors: Molleda, Juan-Carlos. and Alhassan, Abubakar.
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NIPR Law
6
that the sorry situation in terms of negative image of the public relations profession and
advocated for legislation to help strengthen NIPR.
Thus, in order to have the legal backing to regulate the profession, members of the
institute began to lobby for a legislation that would recognize the Institute like the Institute of
Chartered Accountants, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, etc. After years of lobbying, in
1990, through the efforts of pioneers of the profession and the influence its former president,
Alex Akinyele, who was at the time the Minister of Information (literally federal government’s
chief public relations officer), the NIPR became chartered by the military government’s
enactment of Decree No. 19, which statutorily established the institute (Nkwocha, 2003; Shuaib,
2002).
The decree, which is known as Nigerian Institute of Public Relations Practitioners Decree
(No. 16) 1990, established the NIPR as a body corporate charged with the “general duty” of
“determining what standards of knowledge and skill are to be attained by persons seeking to
become registered members of the public relations profession and reviewing those standards
from time to time as circumstance may permit” (Sec. 1, subsection 1a).
The Institute was also empowered to secure and maintain a register of the practitioners as
well as make rules regarding professional conduct and bye-laws in furtherance its general duties.
To be registered as a practitioner, a person shall be a holder of any of the qualifications
prescribed by the Institute, such as NIPR professional certificate or diploma, British Institute of
Public Relations diploma, bachelor’s degree in public relations or mass communications, etc.
The law also established three categories of membership: Fellows (ten years with qualifications
and active continuous professional practice); Members (ten years with requisite qualifications


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