Lagos Chapter (NIPR)
Historical Landmarks of Lagos State Chapter
The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Lagos State Chapter was sired as an off shoot of the NIPR with core focus of grooming a group of seasoned PR professionals guided by best practice-standard and ethics in their conducts.
The Chapter was established in 1979 with Chief Victor O. Oshinowo, FNIPR, as a pioneer chairman. Right from 1978 Chief Victor O. Oshinowo and a few other Public Relations practitioners in Lagos at that time saw the need and possibility of having a branch, different from the National body, which at that time was led by Alhaji Ikhaz Yakubu.
Although the Institute was established in 1963, the Lagos State Chapter was only inaugurated in 1979; this was because initially, there didn't seem to be any need for it. Lagos was also the seat of the National body. In the 1991 AGM brochure of the NIPR Lagos State Chapter, Chief O. Oshinowo recalled that at that time, Enugu branch was very active and was organizing seminars and workshops in Public Relations for Practitioners. This spurred him and the other founding fathers into forming the Lagos Branch.
"It was at one of such seminars in 1978 that that Mr. PEN Malafa and I started to discuss forming a real Lagos Branch because Enugu was really stealing the show. Lagos did not have the qualification of a national body and it also had no platform to organize such seminars. On our return from Enugu, we started talking to members in Lagos and started holding meetings at UNILIFE offic...