Veteran journalist and General Manager, Public Affairs, Accident Investigation Bureau, Nigeria (AIB-N), Mr Tunji Oketunbi, has been named the “Aviation Industry Public Relations Manager of the Year 2022.”
The prestigious award was bestowed on the PR guru by the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC), at its 26th Annual Conference, held recently at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja.
The award was given to Mr Oketunbi in recognition of his achievements in ensuring that the general public is adequately informed of the Bureau’s activities.
Appreciating the organisers of the conference for the award, Oketunbi dedicated the award to the Commissioner of AIB-N, Engr. Akin Olateru, saying, “This award is as a result of the hard work and dedication of my boss, Engr. Akin Olateru, towards the successful achievement of the Bureau’s mandate.
“His achievements since he assumed office as the Commissioner of AIB have made my work, as an image maker, easier. I remember there was a time when the media would continuously ask me when AIB would release a report and all I could reply was soon. All that is a thing of the past now in AIB because we have been releasing our reports in a timely manner”, Oketunbi said.
The General Manager, Public Affairs, also appreciated members of the media for the cordial relationship and cooperation they have maintained with the Bureau over the years, while promising to do more to improve on the relationship.
The LAAC 26th Annual Conference themed, “Sunset Airports: Economic and Safety Implications”, saw industry stakeholders discuss and proffer solutions to the multiple challenges faced by stakeholders in terms of safety and economics of operating sunset airports in Nigeria.