The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), last week awarded Galaxy Backbone the most Digital Innovative federal Government agency at its annual .ng awards ceremony, which was held in Lagos.
According to NIRA, the award is a confirmation of Galaxy Backbone’s status as the Digital Infrastructure & shared services provider to Federal government Agencies, saying in the last 5 years, Galaxy Backbone (GBB) has continued to drive digital innovation and inclusion amongst government agencies through the delivery of digital services that improve the way agencies engage and communicate with other agencies and the citizenry.
Responding, an elated Chief Executive Officer of Galaxy Backbone, Mr. Yusuf Kazaure, noted that the award would further challenge the agency to deliver world class digital services to agencies and parastatals in government. “We will continue to operate, improve and upgrade its common services platform to meet international standards and deliver excellence in service to its Clients and stakeholder community,” he said.
According to Kazaure, “We are fully conscious of the need to be in the vanguard of Nigeria’s digital growth especially within the public sector. Over the years, we have made significant investments in human and technological resources based on our vision to be the leading enabler of digital inclusion in Africa”.
In 2016, Kazaure, while delivering a speech at the 14th Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit 2016 which held in Abuja stated Galaxy Backbone’s commitment to driving digital growth in the nation.
Through the .ng Awards, NIRA seeks to recognize and acknowledge those who are contributing to the growth of the .ng domain name registration and promotion of the DNS Industry. The awards, celebrates the achievements and innovation of Nigerian Internet initiatives.
The 2018 .ng Awards serve to promote and commend the excellent achievements of members, stakeholders and the general public, who contribute towards building a sustainable economy using technology, uplift the image of .ng locally and internationally and stimulating the development of local content on the Internet space.