Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)

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AFRINIC 27 MEETING

Digital Innovation Conference, Held Ibadan Polytechnic

The Digital Innovation conference, held at the Assembly Hall, The Polytechnic Ibadan on the 20th September 2017, had in attendance representatives of top government Ministries, Departments and Agencies.

The Digital Innovation Conference with the theme: ‘Building a new Nigeria in a Digital Economy’ had in attendance representatives of Nigeria Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST), Nigeria communications Commission (NCC), the Ministry of Communications and Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), etc.

Rev’d Sunday Folayan, the President of Nigeria Internet registration Association (NIRA) as one of the guest speakers at the event, took the audience through memory lanes of the industrial revolution until the digital revolution.

Rev’d Folayan informed the audience, that the most challenging aspect of today's youth is knowledge management; that one attended the best university in Nigeria or Polytechnic Ibadan should not be a prerequisite to accessing the Internet. Every man or woman on the street should have access to the Internet. He further told participants not to wait for the leaders of today to provide for the digital revolution; individuals should acquire the necessary skills that will make them competitive around the world. He also stressed the fact that so many people today have technological gadgets but are not using the technology appropriately rather the technology is using them.

He concluded with an advice to the youth, to make the best use of the synergy of model day technology and every opportunity that comes their ways.