The founder of PRNigeria and author of An Encounter with the Spymaster, Yushau A. Shuaib has bagged the PR Personality Award from the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, NIPR.
Conferring the award at an event in Lagos, the President of the institute, Mukhtar Sirajo said the award was presented to Mr Shuaib in recognition of his exemplary contributions towards the advancement of the ideals of the institute.
Mr Shuaib is a Graduate of Mass-Communications, Bayero University Kano with a Master’s Degree in Public Relations from the University of Westminster, London.
He is a consummate writer and crisis-communicator per excellence.
He has practised PR since his university days, winning NIPR Best PR Student in 1992 and later emerged the PR Man of the year in Kano-Jigawa Chapter of the institute in 1995 and Digital PR Personality from Abuja NIPR Chapter in 2019.
Immediately after his youth service, Mr Shuaib won Local, State and Presidential NYSC awards with automatic employment.
He, thereafter, served as the PRO, Delta State Government House, Asaba before he rose to become a Press Secretary in various Federal Ministries including Information, Finance; Health; Revenue Commission, and the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA.
In the course of his career as a PR person and writer, Mr Shuaib has published over 300 articles in the media.
He had consulted for the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA, and provided crisis communication services to critical institutions including the Military, Security, Intelligence and Response Agencies.
Through some of his initiatives, especially the PRNigeria and Economic Confidential magazine, his firm has consistently won the African PR Awards in South-Africa 2016/7, Morocco 2017, Botswana 2018 and Kigali 2019.
At the global scene, his firm remains the only PR agency in Africa to have consistently won IPRA Golden World Award on Crisis Management in Qatar 2016, Bulgaria 2017, Spain 2018 and Armenia 2019.
Some of his published books include: “Writings for Media,” “Online Public Relations- A Case of Nigeria,” “Boko Haram Media War: An Encounter with the Spymaster.”
Mr Shuaib’s new book titled “Award-Winning Crisis Communication Strategies” is due to be out in January 2020.