Established in 1963, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) the professional body of qualified Public Relations Practitioners, attained charter status in 1990 with Decree 16 (now Act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria).
The Law mandates NIPR to regulate the practice and direct the development of Public Relations as a profession in Nigeria. The law also makes it illegal to practice Public Relations, under any title, in Nigeria without NIPR certification.
To promote and develop the art and science of Public relations practice in Nigeria.
To establish, prescribe and ensure the observance of high standards of professional and ethical practice.
To provide facilities, advice and opportunities for executives to meet and discuss Public Relations problems and case studies, and thereby improve the standards of Public Relations practice in Nigeria.
To encourage the acquisition of professional qualifications in Public Relations through the provision of examinations and other facilities.
Build a credible and dynamic professional institution that is responsive to Nigeria's needs.
To conduct research, collect and disseminate information on all aspects of Public Relations.
To publish journals, books, practice papers and guidelines.
Promote professional excellence through members upholding the Code of Ethic, Code of Conduct and through the Professional Standards Guide (PSG). The PSG entrenches a system of life long learning as well as gaining stakeholders' commitment to high standard of PR practice to give more value and strategic to those the professional serves.
Encourage a more relevant institutes and more reputation sensitive society, by working with appropriate associations to generate sustained focus on the contributions of stakeholders in different sectors.
Governance and Administration
As the centre of policy initiatives, NIPR's 22-member Governing Council which is elected every two years directs the affairs of the Institute. Sitting as an electoral college, the Council elects the President and the Vice President of the institute who respectively serve as its Chairman and Vice Chairman. Acting on behalf of Council as the Chief Executive (CEO) 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 and the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) are called Chapters. Each has an elected executive council led by a chairman. The National Secretariat with the Registrar and departmental heads appointed by council, constitutes the administrative hub of the institute.