Group Managing Director of CMC Connect (Perception Managers), Mr. Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, has been honoured by the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) with the ‘Bob Ogbuagu Leadership Award’ for positively impacting the Nigerian PR profession and inspiring younger practitioners.
The award was presented to him at the2017 edition of the Lagos PR Industry Gala & Awards (LaPRIGA) themed 'Celebration of Success’ which held at Four Points by Sheraton on Thursday, December 21, 2017.
Mr.Badejo-Okusanya while receiving the award which was presented to him by veteran TV broadcaster/Producer, Mr. Bisi Olatilo, applauded the Lagos State NIPR for uplifting the profession through quality initiatives.
He said: “I want to thank my beautiful wife for her tremendous support. And I also commend my team at CMC Connect for the commitment, without them this cannot happen. They really do a lot. I am just one of the trees in that forest.”
Speaking in an emotional tone, he dedicated the LaPRIGA award to late Simeon Olawale Adelabu, one of the very active members of the Lagos State Chapter of NIPR who died recently.
A consummate public relations practitioner with decades of experience in the profession, Mr. Badejo-Okusanya is the current President of the African Public Relations Association (APRA), the umbrella body for the practice of public relations in Africa.
LaPRIGA is organised annually with the aim of recognising outstanding PR firms, individuals and PR initiatives in Nigeria. Other PR firms and personalities were also recognised at the prestigious occasion.