Recently, I was a guest on a radio show, “The Economy and You”, sharing ideas on ‘digital economy” with the general public in conjunction with Enterprise Development Centre. The programme was Live on Rhythm FM 93.7, powered by First Bank of Nigeria, Plc.

We discussed the place of .ng as a national and natural resource, about everyone being a stakeholder and the role of Nigerians in participating in its administration and growth. We discussed NIRA’s efforts in identifying the stakeholders contributing to the growth of the.ng domain name registration and the promotion of the DNS Industry in Nigeria.  

The world as we know it, is continually changing, and one of the fundamental drivers is the transformation brought about by the move to the digital economy and it is happening at breakneck speed.

The Digital economy has taken advantage of Communication, the Internet and Technology to facilitate prompt transactions (Financial transactions as well as buying and selling of goods). It is not limited to the borders of any country because it is capable of enabling cross border transactions. No transformation is more challenging than meeting the service expectations of the digitally empowered customers. To listen to the full interview, kindly click on the link http://edcradioonline.com/show/6/episode/300

I was also a guest at the Lagos NUJ Congress which held on the 10th June 2017. The audience listened with rapt attention, as I discussed the abundant opportunities in the .ng space. 

This group of participants were eager to know the role they can play in the value chain of the .ng brand. It was a worthwhile event, enlightening members of the press on activities of the DNS Industry. It was a good opportunity to extend an invitation to all of them, to the NiRA hosted the 2017 .ng media College event on Wednesday 21st June 2017. 

In the coming month, we will be focusing on Internet Governance, with the 2017 edition of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum. Please plan to join other stakeholders to enrich the discussions.

I remain at your service.

Rev’d Sunday Folayan

President, NIRA Executive Board

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