On Wednesday, 27th September, 2017, the District Governor Rotary International District 9110, Dr. Wale Ogunbadejo, President Rotary Club Iponri, Mr. Shina Badaru and other distinguished members of Rotary Club Iponri paid a courtesy visit to the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA).
During the visit, the NIRA leadership led by NiRA Financial Secretary and Board of Director, Mr Biyi Oladipo, NiRA Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Edith Udeagu with other Management staff of the NiRA Secretariat showcased the pivotal role of NIRA in promoting Nigeria’s online presence, sustaining the DNS industry in Nigeria, highlighting the potentials of the Internet and allied platforms for showcasing the humanitarian works of Rotary to the Internet community in Nigeria and beyond.
The visit presented the opportunity for the launch of the foundation for “Digital Literacy 101” by the DG Rotary International District, a partnership between Rotary International District 9110 and NiRA. This is to extend the frontiers of basic literacy across our communities in Nigeria, to use the platform to open up our communities to the online business/market.
The climax of the visit was the presentation of the waleogunbadejo.ng website by the President Rotary Club Iponri, Mr Shina Badaru to the District Governor Rotary International District 9110, Dr. Wale Ogunbadejo. Dr. Ogunbadejo, whilst appreciating the opportunity to interact with NiRA, highlighted the need for collaboration between Rotary International District 9110 and NiRA and advised NiRA to further increase its awareness campaign of the .ng brand. He expresses eagerness to work with NiRA to create further public awareness of the benefit of the .ng domain names to Nigerians and our economy.
The vote of thanks was delivered by the Doyen of Rotary Club Iponri, Arc Bayo Adewakun.