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NiRA President appeals to LASG to domesticate data within Nigeria

...Says it is cheaper, faster

By Juliet Umeh

Worried that most companies or state governments’ data are not domesticated in Nigeria, President, Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NiRA, Mr. Muhammed Rudman, has urged them, especially the Lagos State government to bring their information back home.

Rudman noted that hosting of information in Nigeria is cheaper, faster and more affordable.
He made this appeal during e-government Summit held in Lagos.
Speaking during a panel section at the event, he said: “I realized that most of the information Lagos State government has is not hosted within Nigeria but outside Nigeria.

I will encourage you to really find a way to bring information back into the country because that would make it cheaper, faster and more affordable.”
NiRA President explained that he run the internet exchange point of Nigeria where they push all the interconnect with each other.

He said: “Right now as we speak, all the major telecommunications companies are interconnected to us. We also have major global content providers such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft all across are all our customers and the traffic is within Nigeria.

“What we are trying to do is the domestication of the internet. So, the internet we are browsing shouldn’t be outside,” Rudman added.

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