On Wednesday 25th July 2018, I lead NiRA representatives to the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on an Annual Statutory visit. This visit is in line with the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding signed by NITDA with NiRA for the management of the .ng. The Team was received by Dr. Isa Ali Pantami, the Director General of the NITDA, and the Management Team.
The objectives of the visit included the presentation of NiRA’s 2017 Annual Report to NITDA and to give an update on NiRA’s stewardship and activities in relation to the management of the .ng ccTLD.
The meeting gave us an opportunity to reinforce the good synergy between NITDA and NiRA which has greatly contributed to the adoption of .gov.ng domains by the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) which has positively impacted the growth of .ng domain registrations in recent years.
We also used the opportunity of the visit to explore areas for NITDA and NiRA to further collaborate in capacity building on DNS Entrepreneurship in all geo-political zones in Nigeria. The NiRA Academy is positioned to provide the relevant resources and support in this regard.
As a fallout, we now look forward to a courtesy visit by the DG NITDA to NiRA and its stakeholders in Lagos on a later date. The NIRA secretariat will update all stakeholders with the details of the date of the visit, once confirmed.
The 2017 Annual Report of NIRA is available at https://www.nira.org.ng/events/reports/299-nira-10th-annual-general-meeting-report-2018
NIRA Continues to push for the adoption of .ng amongst all its stakeholders and the nation in general. It is heart-warming to see many well-known-brands who are now switching to .ng in their names, letterheads and signages. It is not yet time to relent, let us all make it a point of duty to take the message to all Nigerians.
I remain at your service.
Rev’d Sunday Folayan
President, NIRA Executive Board