[Community-Discuss] [members-discuss] AFRINIC Update 23rd November 2015

Sunday Folayan sunday.folayan at afrinic.net
Mon Nov 23 10:48:42 UTC 2015

Dear Mr Ojedeji,

Please see my response inset:

On 23/11/2015 10:15, Seun Ojedeji wrote:
> Dear Chair,
> Thanks for your mail, from your information it means the audit report will
> be available tomorrow (the 24th) once the board concludes its meeting.

> While it would have been good to have this much more earlier than now, i
> guess a day of patience is still in order considering where we are coming
> from.

Thank You.

> That said, can you confirm if all the meeting minutes have now been
> published as that was one of the task that the board committed to
> addressing. 

This is work in progress and almost complete.

> On the last point about sighting Paris instance, I don't think
> we need Paris to be bombed before we know there is security concerns as
> places closer to us has been experiencing terrorist attack by the day and
> we have been doing our thing without this much security awareness PR[1].

Please read the entire statement as a whole. The reference to Paris was
in a certain context.

>  I value my life but we should not scare ourselves un-necessarily, and
> certainly the scare should not be as a result of incidents that happened in
> foreign territories.

My statement never said nor inferred that. As the Chair, I have made the
statement to reassure members, and the entire statement should be read
as a statement, not as a political statement.

Kind Regards ...


> Regards
> 1. Anyone who was in Djibouti would recall what happened.
> On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 9:08 AM, Sunday Folayan <sunday.folayan at afrinic.net>
> wrote:
>> * Dear Members, Permit me to update you on some important issues regarding
>> our organization. 1. Audit Report The Board will meet on Tuesday 24th
>> November 2015 to approve the Audit Report. It will be released to the
>> Community, preparatory to our SGMM in Point Noire. Sincere Apologies from
>> the Board that we will not be releasing the report before that date. 2.
>> Governance Committee As requested by members, GC will be discussed in Point
>> Noire. Due to work pressure on Management, the task of synthesizing the
>> various views and discussions so far on the subject, has only recently been
>> completed. The CEO has provided the Board with a revised draft of the
>> Governance Committee Terms of Reference, and the Board expects to make it
>> public within the next week. 3. Point Noire Meeting Preparatory to our
>> meeting in Point Noire, the Notice of Meeting and the Agenda has already
>> been circulated to: *
>> * Resource Members * Registered Members
>> * Associate Members
>> * Company Secretary * Auditor
>> * It is important to remind us all, that terror has really taken hold of
>> the world, and fear is the major merchandize being peddled by these
>> terrorists. The global media is also not helping matters with the way these
>> are graphically relayed all over the world. The recent bombing in Paris has
>> further underscored the fact that there is no safe place in the world. We
>> just must all be courageous to live our lives. *AFRINIC has commissioned
>> a site assessment from a reputable security company, and their report is
>> available at
>> <https://meeting.afrinic.net/afrinic-23/en/travel-kit/security-assessment>
>> <https://meeting.afrinic.net/afrinic-23/en/travel-kit/security-assessment>
>> .
>> * The Board is exploring ways and measures to make us all safe during the
>> meeting. Please do come to the meeting in Point Noire, but by all means if
>> you cannot come, please make sure you participate remotely. Sincerely,
>> Sunday Folayan Chair, AFRINIC Board *
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