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Paul Arinze speaks to students on business communication fundamentals

“It's Business Communication. Are you ready?" Paul Arinze, general manager, Public and Government Affairs, ExxonMobil affiliates in Nigeria inquired from the students of the Mass Communication Department, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) during his recent lecture at their yearly event, tagged "Jackson Week" in Nsukka.
The lecture, themed Journalism today: The realities of professional practices was organized by the department as part of the efforts at networking and exposing the students to current opportunities and realities of the profession before their graduation.

Sound understanding of the business fundamentals, a good knowledge of the macro environment, building networks and leveraging technology amongst others are do without for a business communication professional.

Paul Arinze, general manager, Public & Government Affairs, MPN

In his Lecture, Arinze took the participants through the business communication universe and the various disciplines that make it up. He explained the
fundamentals of business communication and the different reasons why it is important in today's business environment.

According to Arinze, "sound understanding of the business fundamentals, a good knowledge of the macro environment, building networks and leveraging technology amongst others are do-without for a business communication professional." He advised the students to look beyond what they are doing at the moment and think about what they will do in the future and start acting on it.

Photo — Middle front row - Paul Arinze flanked by University of Nigeria Nsukka staff and government dignitaries at Nsukka, Enugu state

Commending Arinze for the lecture delivered, Greg Ezeah, head of department, Mass Communication, UNN thanked him for his support and contributions to the development of the profession in Nigeria.

The event was graced by other speakers, including Jide Orintunsin, special assistant to the Niger State Governor on Media and Publicity and Prof. Pat Okpoko, dean, Faculty of Art, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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