Nigeria Internet Group Elects New Exco

Nigeria Internet Group New Exco and BoT members

The Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) as affected a change in the leadership of the body following the election of a new executive that will pilot the affairs of the group for the next two years. the former Vice President, Destiny Amana emerged as the new President. Also, a popular broadcaster, Bayero Agabi who is also the Executive Director of the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development CECAD, was voted in as the group’s Vice President. Editor, Cyber Africa News, Hilary Damissah and Nkem Beho were also voted in as the new Publicity Secretary and Treasurer respectively

Destiny Amana and Bayero Agabi replaced Mrs Oyeronke Oyetunde and Mr. Temitope Fashedemi as President and Vice President respectively.

Even though most of the winners were nominated unopposed, the returning officer and former Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Caleb Oshuntogun who is also a member of the NIG Board of Trustees directed that aa voting should process be put in place for member to vote for or against each candidate.

The election was held at the NiRA head office in Lagos during NIG’s colloquium 2018 and the new exco is expected to serve for a two-year term till 2010.

The event had in attendance Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, former Minister of CommunicationsEngr. Olawale Ige MFR and other industry bigwigs including, the Chief Executive Officer of MainOne Cable Funke Opeke, Engr. Bayo Banjo, a former President of NIG as well as representatives of the Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC) and that of the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency(NITDA) and the Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NiRA among others.

Minister of Communications Technology, Barr. Adebayo Shittu with members of excos and some members of Board of Directors

Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), founded in 1995, is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation, promoting the internet usage 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 formation processes.

 

 

Hilary Damissah

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