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About The Nigeria Internet Group

About NIG

The Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), founded in 1995, is a not-for-profit,non-governmental organization, promoting the Internet in Nigeria

To achieve its mandate, the Group engages in a number of activities which include; policy advocacy, awareness creation and education. 

Awareness creation and education tasks of the Group are carried out through conferences, seminars, exhibitions, workshops and newsletter publication while policy advocacy is done by actively engaging the Government during and after policy formulation processes.

Activities of NIG have led to the following:

- A tremendous increase in awareness about the Internet within Nigeria which further led to an increased level of Internet connectivity in the Country. Raised the necessary awareness on the need to domesticate the
Administration of the Nigeria Top Level Domain name (.ng), which led to the transfer of the .ng TLD administration to Nigeria.

- The advocacy activities of the Group led to the licensing of the first set of Internet Service Providers by the then military Government
which was not favorably disposed to the adoption of the Internet in Nigeria.

The Group has made positive and impactful contributions to virtually all Government policies and legislations that are related to the Internet and the ICT sector in general. Such policies
and legislations include: The national IT policies, the NITDA Act, EFCC amended Act, the cyber-security bill. The National Policy on Telecoms and the Telecoms Act.

  • Destiny Amana President

    Born to Chief and Mrs. Amana in Akwa-Ibom State, Destiny is an alumnus of Kings College Lagos and Imperial College London where he graduated in Materials Science and Engineering. He went on to do a Masters in Computer Science in the University of Bath and specialized in Web Related Technologies.

    Destiny is the Managing Director and CEO of Icecool Contracts Limited, an Indigenous Web Design and IT Solutions Company with Headquarters in Victoria Island, Lagos State. 

    As a student in the UK, he compensated for lack of funds by following his passion for music and becoming a D.J., thus when he moved back, he also created an entertainments company that provides corporate D.J. and Event Management services called Phatvibes Entertainments Limited.

    Destiny was in January 2018 elected the president of the Nigeria Internet Group, an advocacy group representing Nigeria in all things related to the Internet.

    Destiny is married to Eme Asuquo Amana and together they have 4 vibrant and beautiful children.

  • Dr. Bayero Agabi Phd Vice President

    In a media career that has spanned nearly two decades, Bayero Agabi is known as Africa’s leading Information and Communication Technology (ICT) broadcast journalist. He remains the only African journalist to have won the prestigious UNECA/AISI (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa/Africa Information Society Media Awards) twice for Best African ICT reporting, research and local content.

    Agabi pioneered ICT on television with a programme called “Infotech Network” in Nigeria now Africa’s leading and most popular ICT programme on television over a decade and half ago. This has further given birth to other platforms including DigiVation Network, Cyber Africa, and Enterprise Africa among others. So far, he has won over 48 awards, both local and international, for his efforts at promoting ICT development on the continent.

  • Nkemdilim Begho Treasurer

    Nkemdilim Begho is founder and Managing Di­rector of Future Software Resources Limited, an IT solutions provider focused on online solutions, e-learning and IT security. As one of a few Nigerian women in the industry, her success is founded on a passion for driving innovative thinking, building a globally recognized technology brand and setting trends in the Nigerian Technology space. 

    Respected and recognized as a leader in her industry, Nkem is regularly featured in newspaper and magazine publications and as an expert speaker on ICT in Africa. She’s a recipient of many awards including the Jim Ovia Prize for Software Excel­lence, and the Etisalat Prize for Innovation. She regularly volunteers for mentoring and empowerment programmes often sharing her experiences with young Nigerians and less privileged children.

  • Hillary Damissah Press Secretary

    Hilary Damissah is presently the Editor, Cyber Africa News and Enterprise Africa Magazine both publications of Transatlantic Media Company. Cyber Africa is focused on the use of technology for development in Africa and aims to connect Africa with the new age through balanced reportage of issues and Information Communication Technology initiative particularly in Africa and the world at large.Enterprise Africa is a publication showcasing Africa’s strides of progress through its lifestyle, businesses, entertainment, destination, education and innovation.

    Hilary holds a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language (BA Hons) both from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He possesses a knack for very thorough and expressive use of the English Language coupled with a rear ability to deploy the aesthetics of language for effective communication.