It was an exciting moment last week, precisely on Friday 26th August 2016 when the Ag. DG National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Vincent Olatunji paid a visit to the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) Office Complex in Lagos. The Ag DG NITDA was received on arrival by the NiRA President, Executive Board of Directors, Management Team and staff of NiRA. Coincidentally the period of his visit tallied with the AFRINIC INRM & IPv6 workshop hosted at the NKF Training Centre of NiRA in collaboration with NiRA, ATCON and UI. We had the pleasure of having the Ag. DG officially declare, the AFRINIC INRM & IPv6 workshop closed.
The visit provided an opportunity for Dr. Olatunji to see NiRA in action, doing what it does best. The Ag. DG NITDA witnessed NiRA hosting the international training, targeted at developing and deepening the knowledge of Nigerian Network Engineers on INRM & IPv6. He also conducted a tour of the NiRA premises and facilities. The Ag DG NITDA was pleased with the achievements of NiRA, noting the efforts of NiRA in complementing NITDA on achieving its mandates in key areas such as human capital development and support for startups. Dr. Olatunji also commended the NiRA President, Executive Board of Directors and Management staff for their efforts in ensuring NiRA becomes a success story.
Before the end of the visit by the Ag DG NITDA to NiRA, he officially closed the 4 day AFRINIC IPv6 and INRM workshop hosted by NiRA, ATCON and University of Ibadan. The Ag. DG in his official closing remark promised that NITDA would always strive and ensure it gives support to training programs that will help promote the development of ICT in Nigeria.