Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

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AFRINIC 27 MEETING

The Diary of a busy President

The 2017 .ng Awards will hold on Friday 21st April 2017 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel. Awards will be given to individuals and organizations contributing to the growth of the .ng domain name space and the promotion of the Domain Name System (DNS) Industry in Nigeria.  The .ng Awards is a yearly event and this year’s edition promises to be more glamourous than the 2016 event. Many individuals and organisations have confirmed attendance

Come Friday 28th April 2017, the NiRA 9th AGM will hold at NiRA Office Complex. NiRA Members will be voting to fill vacant positions on the NiRA Executive Board of Directors and Board of Trustees. As was the practice in the past, votes will be electronic at the AGM, but this is not an excuse to miss the opportunity to fellowship with other members.

The last two weeks saw members discussing and voting on some special resolutions related to the composition and tenure of NIRA. I am extremely delighted that we were able to conduct an Electronic General Meeting (e-GM) which lasted two weeks, as enshrined in the Association’s constitution. I congratulate all members for showing the way to the larger society, by the way we managed our business in a free, open, transparent and dignifying way.

I was guest speaker at the startup South-West event held in Ibadan on Saturday 8th April 2017. Startup South-west is a private initiative by Ef-oneweb Limited, designed to create business development support for small tech startups with growth potential designed to help them achieve that potential.

I used the opportunity to also reinforce a theme I preach in most of my dealings with our teeming youths, the fact that strategic thinking, innovation and diligence has been replaced sadly, with promises of fast financial breakthroughs. The fact is that until our youth start to view innovative solutions beyond the financial rewards, the sought-after breakthrough they crave may continue to be elusive. My advice to the participants was simple. Solving little problems take you to great heights! Our youth should always identify and solve societal problems.

I should ask, what are you doing in your own little corner to empower our youths? Roll up your sleeves!

 

Your President, 

Rev’d Sunday Folayan