In the dynamic landscape of Nigeria’s digital economy, collaboration is critical to driving growth, innovation, and empowerment. Recently, Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) and Lagos Innovates, an initiative of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), converged in a strategic partnership meeting. This convergence embodies a resolute commitment to fostering a thriving digital ecosystem that empowers startups and techpreneurs.
We had representatives from both NiRA and Lagos Innovates present at the meeting which includes Dr. Hakeem Onasanya, Head of Startups at Lagos Innovates; Mr. Ifeoluwa Martins, Program Startup Officer at Lagos Innovates; Toni Peter, Social Media Officer at NiRA; Mrs. Chioma Keke, Head of Business Development at NiRA; Mr. Olusegun Akinwunmi, Web Administrator at NiRA; and Mr. Taiwo Oyeyemi, Logistic Officer.
Empowering Tech Entrepreneurs with the .ng Domain
The core focus of this strategic partnership meeting revolved around empowering tech entrepreneurs and startups with the potent .ng domain. This domain, reserved for Nigeria, holds immense potential to drive online success, expand digital footprints, and connect businesses with their target audience.
During the discussions, the spotlight was on harnessing the .ng domain’s capabilities to drive online visibility and reach for techpreneurs. We understand the .ng domain is more than just an online address; it’s access to market penetration, increased credibility, and enhanced customer engagement. Through this collaboration, NiRA and Lagos Innovates aim to equip businesses with the tools to thrive in the digital space.
Enriching the Startup Ecosystem
Beyond empowering individual tech entrepreneurs, the strategic partnership also delved into enriching the broader startup ecosystem. Our discussions delved into avenues for support and resources. One such initiative is extending support to the voucher card program for startup founders and entrepreneurs. This means enhanced access to dynamic workspaces within vibrant hubs, further nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit and fostering innovation.
Dr. Hakeem Onasanya’s enthusiasm during the discussions underscored the potential synergies and mutual benefits of this collaboration. The alignment of goals between NiRA and Lagos Innovates signifies a transformative alliance that seeks to drive technological innovation, economic growth, and digital empowerment.
As the partnership between NiRA and Lagos Innovates gains momentum, the horizon is ablaze with promise. Both entities share a common vision: to propel Nigeria’s digital economy to new heights, catalyze innovation, and create an ecosystem where startups not only survive but thrive.