The Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), has announced that the fifth Lagos Public Relations Stakeholders’ Conference will address the communications and reputation challenges of made in Nigeria goods.

The Lagos Public Relations Stakeholders’ Conference is a bridge-building initiative to interact and proffer solutions to the social, political and economic challenges plaguing our nation.

This edition, themed: Addressing Communication and Reputation Challenges of Made in Nigeria, will feature distinguished speakers including the; President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, presenting on the topic: Adopting Legislation to Promote and Protect ‘Made in Nigeria’, while the Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, Mr. Olusegun Awolowo will present a paper entitled: Government Position on the Challenge facing Made in Nigeria. The Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, is the Chief Host.

The Conference will engage key stakeholders, including decision makers in government, state, regulators, corporate organisations, manufacturers, major chambers of commerce and industries in Nigeria, the media and communication practitioners for better perspectives and strategies to address the communication & reputation challenges facing Made in Nigeria.

Speaking on the conference, the Chairman, Lagos NIPR, Mr. Olusegun McMedal explained that, “The overdependence on importation has had a serious adverse effect on our economy, and it has also affected the GDP of the nation. This edition of the conference is to set the stage to engage stakeholders to discuss and aggregate collective intelligence to change the negative narratives plaguing made in Nigeria, and develop a new framework using communication as the core to boost positive perception