CDS Irabor Bags ‘Pearl of Defence’ Award on Crisis Management
The Center for Crisis Communication (CCC), the Secretariat of the Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA), has presented an award on Crisis Management to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Leo Irabor.
The award tagged, ‘Pearl of Defence,’ recognizes the CDS’s military strategies, inter-agency collaborations and policy reforms towards addressing Nigeria’s security challenges.
Speaking on behalf of the Executive Secretary CCC, Commodore Kabir Aliyu (rtd), the centre also appreciated General Irabor’s support of its activities and research projects.
Aliyu said one of its research projects in coloboration with PRNigeria was on Fact-Checking which had garnered international awards.
He said: “We must commend the CDS for showing interest in some of our research projects. One of our fact-checking researches ‘101 Fake News on EndSARs,’ authored by a PRNigeria staff, Dahiru Mohammed won this year’s African SABRE Award in Tanzania and just last week it was also announced as the recipient of the Golden World Award on Crisis Management by the International Public Relations Association (IPRA).”
“The book exposes a series of Fake News, especially on social media during and after the 2020 EndSARS protests in Nigeria.”
The award presentation was made at a Media Parley with Editors, Bureau Chiefs, and Chief Executives of various media organizations at the Defence Headquarters, DHQ, Abuja.
While welcoming guests to the event, Bar. Charles Odenigbo, the Chief Executive Officer of The Media Today International, described the media as a vital stakeholder in the Nigerian security discourse, hence the parley was convened to get the buy-in of editors and media executives for the Nigerian military and its efforts to tackle insecurity.
Also in his presentation, Mal. Yushau Shuaib, the Editor-in-Chief of PRNigeria, called on his colleague media chiefs to be wary of reportage that can threaten national security and embolden terrorists and other criminal elements, to continue perpetrating violence.
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