The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has applauded the Federal Executive Council (FEC), following the endorsement of the Nigerian Government’s National Policy on Second Level Domains at one of its recent FEC meetings.
The approval was granted by the FEC following a presentation by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ibrahim Pantami.
The policy was developed to build public confidence in the use of digital technologies and participation in the digital economy.
The blueprint has a vision to create a world-class open and digitized government that connects with people to improve the efficiency of public administration, the responsiveness of public services and the transparency of governance leading to the improvement of the quality of life of Nigerians.
Responding to the development, NiRA Chairman Mr. Muhammed Rudman described Pantami as a “digital economy crusader” who showed he understood the need to scale up adoption of the code top-level domain. of country of Nigeria (ccTLD), .ng inside and outside the governmental circle.
NIRA, a multi-stakeholder led organization, is the registry for the .ng domain name and manages the database of names registered in the .ng country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) namespace for the benefit of Nigerians and the global Internet community.
Rudman said the need to switch to .ng is no longer negotiable given the important role it plays in the country’s digital economy agenda.
He said the NiRA would support the Minister in his efforts to promote transparency in governance, the protection of Nigerian cyberspace and the promotion of the Digital Nigeria agenda.
According to him, with a good knowledge of the Nigerian domain name, local content would not only be developed but would help save the country the cost of capital flight overly dependent on foreign domain platforms imposed on the economy.