NiRA E-Newsletter 200th Edition: PRESIDENT’S SPEECH

Muhammed Rudman

I welcome you all to the 200th edition of the NiRA e-Newsletter! It feels good to look back at what we have achieved using this medium; disseminating information about the growth of .ng domains and providing insight as to the impact of our work on the nation at large.

In the many months since the very first eNewsletter in 2013, we have had changes in the Executive Leadership, the Management of the Secretariat, the Association’s Constitution as well as the policies which underpin the Registry, but the overall thrust of these efforts has remained the same; increase the adoption of .ng domain names. Even as I pen this in the middle of this year’s third quarter, I am overwhelmed by the support that we have received from the various stakeholder groups over the years. We could not have gotten this far without you, our ardent readers! Thank you for your trust in the brand.

Without a doubt, we still have a lot to do this year, but we are closer to the achievement of our strategic goals than we have ever been. This quarter will be particularly busy for us as we collaborate with various associations such as the Nigeria Bar Association and the Nigeria Medical Association to inform members about the value of .ng domains.  In addition, NiRA as the current Chairperson of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum will be leading the Multistakeholder Advisory Group to host the Forum on the 15th of September 2022. We invite you to register and make plans to attend.

I must congratulate the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), who has been conferred with a Fellowship status by the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec). The CIISec Fellowship is awarded to individuals who have earned respect and authority within the Cybersecurity community and have demonstrated a commitment to developing the profession. We are proud of the Honourable Minister’s achievements.

I wish you continued success!

Thank you.

Muhammed Rudman

President, NiRA.

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