Indorama’s Jossy Nkwocha wins Environmental Sustainability Award

Group Head of Corporate Communications at Indorama-Nigeria, owners of Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals and Fertiliser group, Dr Jossy Nkwocha has won the maiden Distinguished Spokesperson’s Award in Environmental Sustainability.

Last night at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, he was announced as winner of the Award among three finalists from other organizations in Nigeria. He was thereafter presented a gold-plated plaque and a certificate.Dr Nkwocha also emerged finalist in Oil and Gas category.

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The Award ceremony marked the end of a 3-day National Spokespersons’ Summit organized by the Federal Ministry of Information (FMI) and the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), which was declared open by the Vice President, Alhaji Ibrahim Shettima.

Various resource persons from abroad and Nigeria, all of whom were former spokespersons in the public and private sectors shared their practical experiences and perspectives in the art and science of being a spokesperson especially in crisis communication, stakeholder engagement, among others.

President of NIPR, Dr Ike Neliaku said the 17 Awards categories were instituted to encourage Spokespersons in government and corporate organizations to be professional, responsive, ethical and creative in their Spokesperson’s roles and responsibilities to achieve impactful results.

“This healthy competition will produce impactful results” he said

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Dr Nkwocha’s entry for the Award was how he and his team deployed the tool of stakeholder engagement to eliminate the false narrative that Indorama-Nigeria’s Petrochemicals and Fertilizer operations were emitting soot in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The professional handling of the issue showed all the journalists, radio on-air personalities, the academics, professional bodies and concerned NGOs that Indorama’s operations were green and the company is environment friendly and environmentally sustainable.
Dr Jossy Nkwocha dedicated the prestigious award to his team members and Management of the Petrochemicals and Fertilizer group.

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