NiRA Academy and Resource Centre ensures all its lecturers and facilitators are from a well-rounded background, selected based on their experience on the field and knowledge of the subject matter.

Our faculty is passionate about teaching and is well grounded in the understanding of the relevant subject. Through hands-on training, research work and mentorship programs, we are able to develop and provide world class training standards.

They include:

Mr. Shehu is the Dean of NiRA Academy and Resource Centre. He is a seasoned Information Technology practitioner, Management Consultant and well experienced in Teaching, Finance, Banking, Policies and Regulatory affairs. He is the immediate past Financial Secretary and member of the Executive Board of Directors at NiRA.

He is a Fellow of The Nigeria Computer Society (FNCS) and a member of the Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria) [MCPN]. He is also an Associate member of both the Institute of Personnel Management and the Nigerian Institute of Management.

Muhammed Rudman is President of NiRA and the pioneer Chief Executive Officer, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), Nigeria's first and only neutral IXP. A veteran IT professional with over 18 years extensive experience in network design, implementation, optimization and operations. Before joining IXPN, Rudman had worked with several organizations in technical and managerial capacity including Galaxy IT & T Limited, where he facilitated the deployment of rural telephony project (personal handy phone system), Wireless multipoint and point-to-point for broadband access, Earth Stations for Wide Area Network (WAN) using remote VSAT sites across many Nigerian states and West Africa countries. 

He is an active member of several professional organizations within and outside the country, and has contributed immensely to the development of ICT sector in Nigeria. He currently serves on the Board of Nigerian Internet Registration Association (.ng  ccTLD custodians) as well as  the Chairman, Communication and Publicity Committee.

Rudman is the Chairman of the Nigeria IPv6 Council, the Council is a chapter of the global IPv6 Forum. The Council is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of IPv6 best practices and lessons learned in Nigeria.

He has severally been engaged as a member of various strategic and policy-making committees across the country. Rudman is a member of the National Broadband Council; The Council tasked with the evaluation, review and monitoring of the National Broadband Plan.

Mrs. Edith Udeagu is the Executive Secretary of NiRA. She is also the Registrar for NiRA Academy. She worked in the Information Technology (IT) Department of the Central Bank of Nigeria before she retired on 30th June 2011 as an Acting Deputy Director Security Management Division after heading several offices within the IT Department in which she distinguished herself with her dedication to work.

She is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She holds professional certifications in CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC from ISACA. She is also a member of Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and Ikoyi Club 1938


Rev. Sunday Folayan is the former President of NiRA. He is also former Chairman of the Africa Network Information Centre (AfriNIC), the IP Address registry for Africa. He is an Internet Protocol Network Engineering and Training Consultant with a wealth of experience in the industry. He is the Co-Convener of the Nigeria Network Operators Group (NgNOG) and a lead instructor of the African Network Operators Group (AfNOG)

He Chairs the Board of Newman Training and Development Centre. He is a certified national trainer of the JCI University (USA). He is the Chief Executive Officer of General Data Engineering Services, the owners and operators of Skannet.