10th ANNIVERSARY PRESS RELEASE
February 16, 2016
Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA)
Nigeria Internet Registration Association, (NiRA) was established on 28th March 2006 when stakeholders within the Nigerian Internet Industry got together to adopt its constitution, under the stewardship of an Interim Board of Trustees (iBoT).
The iBoT thereafter conducted an election that day, and the Pioneer Board of Trustees (BoT) was elected, with Dr. Isaac Odeyemi as the Chairman of the BoT. The current Chair of the BoT is Deacon Chima Onyekwere, OON.
The BoT thereafter conducted elections for the Pioneer Executive Board (EBoD), with the late Engr Ndukwe Kalu being elected as the Pioneer President of NiRA. The late Kalu was succeeded by Mrs Mary Uduma, our immediate Past President who completed her term of office in 2015. The current President of NIRA is Reverend Sunday Folayan.
The transfer of the appropriate management of the .ng National Resource was coordinated by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on behalf of the Federal government of Nigeria.
NIRA, the leading Country Code Top Level Domain Name Registry in West Africa, is proud to celebrate a decade of managing Nigeria's critical national resource and identity flagship on the Internet, the .ng name string.
Today, NiRA Represented by the Current Chairman Board of Trustees, Deacon Chinma Onyekwere and the President, Executive Board of Director, Reverend Sunday Folayan, announce the commencement of NiRA’s 10th year anniversary with this press conference. The activities for the celebration, which will contribute to building awareness and appreciation of .ng includes