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AFRINIC sets up NomCom to replace West African board seat 2

The African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) has set up a four-man ad-hoc Nomination Committee (NomCom) to replace the board seat 2, on or before end of May this year, reports ITRealms.

AFRINIC, ITRealms gathered is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa with headquarters in Ebene City, Mauritius.

The replacement, according to the chief executive officer, AFRINIC, Mr. Alan Barrett, has become expedient following the recent resignation of its else while chairman, Mr. Sunday Folayan, who also is the president of the Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA).

Barrett disclosed that the AFRINIC Board has appointed the NomCom to handle the election for Board seat 2 (Western Africa), which is vacant following the resignation of Sunday Folayan, who was the chairman of AFRINIC until his resignation.

The NomCom members, he said, include Mustapha Ben Jemaa (Northern Africa), Douglas Onyango (Eastern Africa), Didier R. Kasole (Central Africa), S. Moonesamy (Board representative, Indian Ocean).

Currently, ITRealms also gathered that the eight-man elected AFRINIC board has only West African, Mr. Seun Ojedeji (Nigerian) representing the Non-Regional Africa since July 1, 2016 and whose tenure will expire by June 2019.

ITRealms further gathered that with the resignation of Sunday Folayan, Mr. Abibu Rashid Ntahigiye from East-Africa and whose tenure as board member is due by June 30th, this year, assumed the position of the chairman, while Christian D. Bope from DRC Congo and representing the Central Africa is the Vice chairman and whose seat will expire by June 30, 2020.

AFRINIC, ITRealms recalled was set up in 1997 by several early Internet adopters in Africa, during an INET workshop in Malaysia.

Chuks Egbune/GEE

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