The 2019 edition of the Lagos PR Industry Gala and Awards, themed “PROVATION”, is set to hold at the Grand Ballroom of the Civic Centre, Lagos, on Thursday, December 19, 2019.
Organisers of the event, Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), made the announcement at a press briefing which held today at the CMC Connect heralding the event.
The chapter, which is the leading and most populated branch of NIPR, accounts for nearly 60 per cent of the communications practitioners in the country.
The high-profile red bow-tie event, popularly known as the LaPRIGA, is aimed at recognising excellence and celebrating communications practitioners and stakeholders via awards dinner to boost professionalism and more investment in the practice.
The LaPRIGA has evolved to become the Oscars of the communications industry. Honourees have been carefully chosen by a selection panel made up of individuals with impeccable character, requite academic qualifications, professional accomplishments, and long-time leadership roles.
Speaking at the press briefing, the Chairman of the Lagos NIPR, Segun McMedal, stated: “LaPRIGA is adding new colours, new dimensions, and new values to the industry by recognising best accomplishments in reputation management, relationship management and support for marketing functions.
“Over twenty honourees drawn from public relations consultancies and the media will cart away the prestigious shield in different categories. And this year, we are upping the scale to recognise best communications practices in the organised private sector and public affairs.
“The chapter is also planning to use the joyous occasion for the installation of the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as the Patron of the Lagos State Chapter in line with the Bye-Law No. 2 of 1992, on the Creation and Administration guiding the establishment and functioning of State Chapters of NIPR in all the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.”
There will also be a drama skit to amplify the chapter’s CSR project, tagged “AutiConnect”, which is aimed at increasing awareness, acceptance, respect, and support for people living with Autism Spectrum Disorders [ASD].
About 400 leading communications professionals in consultancies, government, corporate, and not-for-profit organisations, captains of industry, including media personalities, academia, and C-Suite executives from across different sectors and industries are expected to attend.