Wednesday, April 6, 2016

CFA, Others Honoured At NiRA 2016 Awards

Founder,, CFA receiving his award.
Last weekend, the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) held a web awards night at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos to recognize all those using the (.ng) domain names.

The event which comprised of two sets of awards; the .ng web awards and the Presidential awards. The (.ng) web awards were given as a means of recognizing and celebrating institutions and companies that have used the .ng domain over the years. I believe such awards like this helps to further inspire, motivate and promote the Nigerian brand online.

According to NiRA"the ultimate goal of the award ceremony was to get more Nigerians to use the (.ng) domains. This is because Nigeria currently has less than 100,000 (.ng) domains while South Africa (for instance) has over 1 million domains."

However, the Presidential awards honoured individuals and organizations considered to have contributed immensely to the development of the ICT industry in Nigeria. Such recipients included; 

  • Mary Uduma, former President of (NIRA), who received the special recognition award for her contributions to the growth of the (.ng) domain name ecosystem and 
  • Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata Jnr. (CFA), Presenter, Tech Trends on Channels TV and Founder,, received the (NiRA) Presidential Award for Youth Development due to his modest contributions.  
  • Dr. Wunmi Hassan was also given a similar award for her role in the advancement of women in technology.

”Nigerians should be patriotic enough to patronise whatever is Nigerian to spur the economy and even create more jobs, especially in the Domain Name System (DNS) industry.” - Mary Uduma encouraging Nigerians to embrace (.ng) as a means of assisting in boosting our economy.

Big congratulations to all the recipients, including NiRA for its 10th year anniversary.

>> Image: [CFA's Linkedln Page]

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