AFRINIC-27 is here!

Afrinic-27 Meeting starts on 27th November 2017. NiRA is hosting the African Internet Infrastructure Community. I hope you have made plans to join us at the week-long event. It is the primary event where policies related to Internet Number Resources management in the Africa region is discussed and articulated. It is an African ICT event with a global recognition, you cannot afford to miss it. Please use the link below, for all updates concerning the meeting

Apart from various discussions on policies on the management of Internet Number Resource in Africa and the Indian Ocean region, there is the three days intensive and hands-on training and workshop on IPv6 and Internet Number Resource Management. Please register to attend. Since the event is holding in Nigeria, you don’t have to worry about paying for air ticket and hotel accommodation in foreign currency.

I can confirm that AFRINIC-27 would be a very interesting experience for all participants. I encourage NiRA members, Accredited Registrars and stakeholders to please attend the event. It will be of immense benefit to the entire Nigerian Internet Community.  The program of the AFRINIC-27 meeting can be seen on the following link:

Key Government officials like his Excellency, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Barrister Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, the Honourable Minister for Communications, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Director-General/CEO, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Prof. Umaru Danbatta, EVC/CEO of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) are expected to grace the occasion. We also expect other government officials, captains of the Industry and major stakeholders and members of the Nigerian Internet Community. The Official Opening Ceremony will hold on Tuesday, 28th November 2017. Please register on the AFRINIC-27 website (First link above) to gain entry to the Opening Ceremony.

The impressive list of confirmed speakers for AFRINIC-27 is at, We are so looking forward to being the local host for this great event. Hosting of AFRINIC-27 is a positive note to the rising profile of Nigeria in the global ICT community. It is a great opportunity to present our rich cultural heritage and hospitality.

There are still sponsorship opportunities. These opportunities and benefits for the various categories of sponsors can be viewed via the link

Join us to make it memorable.

The Social media hashtags for the meeting are all of #AFRINIC27, #Lagos, #Nigeria #NiRA. You can equally join remotely via the meeting URL

We look forward to your presence at AFRINIC-27.

I remain at your service.

Rev’d Sunday Folayan

President, NIRA Executive Board

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