LAGOS STATE TECHNICAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION BOARD

PUBLIC AFFAIRS UNIT

Public Affair is a term used to describe an organisation’s relationship with stakeholders.

These individuals or groups with an interest in the organisations affairs such as Politicians, civil servants, customers and local communities& clients, shareholding, trade associations, Think tanks, business groups, charities, unions and the media.

Public affairs practitioners engage stakeholders in order to explain organisational policies and views on public policy makers and legislators in amending or laying down better policy and legislation.

They provide statistical and factual information and lobby on issues which could impact upon the organisations ability to operate successfully.

The Public Affairs Unit is saddled with the responsibility of propagating the image of Lagos State through the activities of Lagos State Technical and Vocational Education Board with effective machinery to promote the vision and aspiration of government.

FUNCTIONS AND OBJECTIVES OF A PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER

A public affairs officer represents an organization or company as the face that the media sees.

A public relation officer must be content working tedious days but always ready for a media firestorm following an unexpected crisis.

Public affairs officer must have a plan in place for handling media questions and portraying his organization in the best way possible.

He must handle media inquiries during a crisis.

Public affairs officer his media’s main contact for news about the organization or company.

The PR Officer writes press releases for the media about upcoming events and cultivates relationships with members of the local and national media.

The PR Officer might also host media conferences when special events happen.

A public relation officer is also in charge of communicating information about her organization to the community. Her job involves creating publications that the community or members of her organization will read, and generate interest in attending company-sponsored events.

The Charges of Public Affairs Officer

  1. Research
  2. Planning
  3. Writing
  4. Talking
  5. Counselling
  6. Technical Service

Personal Skills

  1. Verbal Skills
  2. Writing Skills
  3. Analytical Skills
  4. Creative Skills
  5. Organisation Skills
  6. Human relation skills
  7. Management Skills

Public Affairs Officers Source Information through,

  1. Memo
  2. Circulars
  3. Television
  4. Radio
  5. Facebook
  6. Files
  7. Journals, etc.

And their Press Kits are:-

  1. Press releases
  2. CD/DVD
  3. Past press coverage
  4. Picture or images
  5. Midget
  6. Flyers

Media Tools are:-

  1. Social media
  2. Facebook
  3. Radio
  4. Television
  5. Flyers
  6. Newspaper
  7. Magazine
  8. Utility bills

Public Affairs Officers Unit (ASTVEB)

  • Mr Siji Bolodeoku
  • Mrs Gbemisola Egbeyemi