By Ruth Sunday
In order to enhance the operations of its Public relations Officers, the Nigeria Immigration Service organised a two-day workshop for about 43 PROs drawn from across the Six geo-political zones of the Country..
The workshop which was held recently at Uyo, Akwa- Ibom State was organised in conjunction with a Spanish Non-Governmental Organisation, FIIAPP with the theme, ”Communication Strategy as an Effective Tool in the Prevention of MigrantsSmuggling and Human Trafficking.”ssss
Renowned resource persons including the service public relations officer,Assistant Comptroller Amos Okpu were on hand to deliver incisive presentations to the participants.
Declaring the event opened, Comptroller of Immigration Service in charge of Akwa Ibom state command, Comptroller Judge Didel who represented the acting the Comptroller of the immigration, Isah Jere Idris described the theme of the workshop as Apt and timely especially now that cases of migrants and trafficking in person are at the front burner in major global discourses..
Grouo photograph of the PROs, representative of Acting DG, NIS, Resource persons etc
He commended the organisers,(FIIAPP) for taking the initiative to contribute to enhanced capacity development for NIS spokespersons which will translate the good image of the service.
The senior project Officer of FIIAPP in Nigeria Mr. Joseph Sanwo who represented the team Leader Mr. Raefel Mois Molina said the workshop was a contribution to capacity building of the public Relations Officers of the NIS and was sponsored by the EU.A statement Signed by Amos OKPU mmipr, Assistant Comptroller of Immigration Service, Public Relations Officer for Comptroller of Immigration has it that the Senior Project officer of FIIAPP in Nigeria, Mr. Joseph Sanwo who represented the team leader, Mrs. Raefel Molina said aid the workshop was a contribution to capacity building of the Public Relations Officers of the NIS and was sponsored by the EU
Highpoints of the training workshop include; the massive revolution in ICT is increasingly demanding that Public Relations practitioners must invest in huge capacity building efforts to remain relevant in modern PR practice;That heads of Commands and Formations should place enhanced importance to their Public Relations Officers to enable them function effectively in positive image building and in the fight against irregular migration;That more measures should be emplaced to regularly improve the capacity of the Public Relations Officers to build communication messages around irregular migration;That deliberate efforts should be constantly emplaced to foster healthy relationships between the Service and its publics.
- Photo: Comptroller Judge Didel speaking on behalf of the Acting CG Immigration Service, Isah Idris
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