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Nigeria: We Will Put Nigerian Companies On Global Visibility, NITDA, NiRA Assure

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The Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, and President of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA), Mr Muhammed Rudman have said they would put modalities in place to ensure global visibility for Nigerian companies to promote the Digital Economy Agenda for a Digital Nigeria.

The promise was made during a working visit to NITDA by NiRA top management led by Mr Rudman. The visit was in part to solicit for the Agency’s supports going forward and to also present the report of her 12th Annual General Meeting held virtually on Thursday, 30th July 2020 to the DG, NITDA.

Mr Rudman informed that the Association is making frantic effort to promote the digital economy by offering free .com.ng domain name to newly registered companies by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), “we are seeking the NITDA’s assistance for the CAC/NIRA Integration platform,” he said.

“This means automation of the system such that someone registering a company with CAC will have the option of taking a .com.ng domain name.”, he further explained.

He added that the initiative would give global visibility to Nigerian companies by giving them an opportunity to have a web presence.

The NIRA President further disclosed that the Association is trying to domesticate the internet with the objective of hosting websites locally with the resultant effect of increasing the internet speed and reduction in the cost of data usage.