Mohammed made the commendation at the unveiling of the book on Thursday in Bauchi.
The book entitled, “Community Relations Strategy’, a premier for public relations players of corporate organisation in developing nations, was being sponsored by the Bauchi State Chapter of the Institute.
He described the publication as well conceived and timely, adding the book would address practical and intellectual needs of public relations students and practitioners.
The governor said it would also strengthen the public affairs department of corporate organisations in developing nations.
“The production of the book is therefore, a step in the right direction and I commend the NIPR for this laudable initiative.
“I wish to inform this august gathering that the publication is in tandem with my administration’s desire to promote scholarship through the repositioning of the education sector,” he said.
He, however, tasked public relations practitioners as image makers to demonstrate high sense of professionalism and patriotism in the discharge of their duties.
The governor further urged them to eschew acts capable of causing disaffection among the people in the course of serving their clients and principals.
Earlier, Alhaji Kabir Kobi, Chairman of the institute in the state, said the publication was done in accordance with international standards.
He said it was the compilation of contributions from members of the chapter and beyond put together by its Publication Committee under the leadership of Mr Hamid Muhammad, Editor of the book.
Muhammad, who is also a staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, said the book had been subjected to rigorous review by many scholars.
“As NNPC has sited oil exploration in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state, we felt that the issues of oil exploration and the problem of community issues that NNPC faced in the Niger Delta region shouldn’t replicate itself here.
“This is one of the key issues that pushed us to focus on this area of community relations,” he said.