L-R: Malam Mukhtar Sirajo, President and Chairman of Governing Council, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Inducting Dr. Kennie Obateru, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of NNPC, into the Fellowship of the Institute during the AGM in Bauchi … Thursday

NNPC Spokesman, Kennie Obateru, bags NIPR Fellowship Award

*Dr. Kennie Obateru is a self-driven and amiable Public Relations (PR) practitioner, who joined the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in 1992 as an experienced hire

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) Thursday, May 20, 2021, in Bauchi, Bauchi State, conferred the prestigious Fellowship Award on Dr. Kennie Obateru, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Dr. Obateru, a self-driven and amiable Public Relations (PR) practitioner, joined the NNPC in 1992 as an experienced hire.

Through the years, the NNPC Spokesman has served in various capacities as General Manager/Head NNPC London Office; Manager, Public Affairs at National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS); and Manager, Public Affairs, Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC), among other positions.

He is an alumnus of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), Lagos; University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) and University of Stirling, Scotland, in the UK, where he obtained a Certificate in News Reporting, a B.A. (Hons) Performing Arts and M.Sc. in Public Relations respectively.

In 2012, the Commonwealth University, Belize, awarded him a Doctorate Degree in Management (Honoris Causa).

Obateru has attended numerous professional courses and conferences at home and abroad which include International Public Relations Association Conferences,) World Petroleum Congresses (WPCs) and more than a dozen OPEC Ministerial Conferences among others.

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