Rivers: NIPR spokesperson’s award excites Nkwocha 

The distinguished spokesperson’s award in environmental sustainability, won by the Head of Corporate Communications Indorama-Nigeria, Dr Jossy Nkwocha, has created excitement at Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals and Fertiliser facility in Rivers state.

Dr. Jossy Nkwocha emerged winner of the award among three finalists from other organisations in Nigeria at the event which took place in Abuja and was thereafter presented a gold-plated plaque and a certificate.

This is contained in a statement by the communications unit of the petrochemicals and Fertilise group,  saying Dr Nkwocha also emerged  finalist in the oil and gas category. 

It also said the award ceremony marked the end of a 3-day national spokespersons’ summit organised by the Federal Ministry of Information and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), declared open by Vice President, Alhaji Ibrahim Shetima.

According to the statement, various resource persons from abroad and Nigeria, all of whom were former spokespersons in the public and private sectors shared their practical experiences and perspectives in the art and science of spokesperson-ship especially in crisis communication, stakeholder engagement, among others.

The statement quoted the President of NIPR, Dr Ike Neliaku as saying the 17 award categories were instituted to encourage spokespersons in government  and corporate organisations to be professional, responsive, ethical and creative in their spokesperson’s roles and responsibilities in order to achieve impactful result.

Dr Nkwocha’s entry for the award followed his deployment of stakeholders’ engagement to eliminate the false narrative that Indorama-Nigeria Petrochemicals and Fertilizer’s activities were emitting soot in Port Harcourt, Rivers state,” the statement said.

It noted that said the professional handling of the case showed all the journalists, radio on-air personalities, the academics, professional bodies and concerned NGOs that Indorama’s operations were green and the company is environment friendly and environmentally sustainable.