Monday, October 14, 2013

NIRA: Onyekwere takes over BoT chair from Odeyemi

Chairman of Linkserve Limited, Chief Chima Onyekwere, OON, has been elected the new chairman of the Board of Trustee (BoT) of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA).

ITRealms gathered at the weekend that following the inaugural meeting of the NIRA Board of Trustee (BoT) which took place on Thursday, 10th of October, 2013 at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Chief Onyekwere emerged.

According to our investigations, main business of the day for the inaugural BOT meeting was the election of a new chairman. 

"Chief Chima Onykwere, was unanimously elected as the chairman BoT. He takes over from Dr. Isaac A. Odeyemi, who is the pioneer BoT Chairman," Mrs. Uduma, the NIRA president confirmed to ITRealms.

She further said that Mrs. Ibukun Odusote, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture retained her post as the Secretary of the BoT. 

The only new member to the BoT, she said, was Mr. Emmanuel Edet who is representing National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on the BoT.

Other members, she said, who returned to the BOT include Mr. Olaleye Alao, Mr. Shina Badaru, Mr. Y.Z Ya’u, Dr. Chris Nwannenna, Prof. Adenike Osofisan and herself, Mrs. Mary Uduma, President, NIRA.

Onyekwere prides himself as the pioneer Internet service provider in Nigeria and has continued to prove his capacity as far as internet development is concerned in Nigeria.

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