The Nigeria institute of public relations was established in 1963 as the public relations association of Nigeria, in 1972, it metamorphosed into Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR). In 1989, it established a National secretariat to coordinate its affairs. The institute became chartered via decree no 16 (Act of Parliament) of the Federal Government on 1st June 1990.
The Nigeria Institute of Public Relations is the professional body of all qualified Public Relations practitioners in Nigeria. It is the largest professional body for public relations in Africa.
The supreme governing and policy making body of the institute is its National Council, made up of 22 members, headed by the president. It has chapters in the 36 states of the federation and the federal capital territory, Abuja.
The fundamental objective of NIPR includes;
Professional Public Relations practitioners operate in every sphere of life in Nigeria including, commerce and industry, government(federal, state and local) community and social affairs, international affairs, charities, public interest and health care establishment