Nigeria Update

Industry update

Summary of Nigerian telecoms sector growth over the past 50 years : Read here


ICT has enhanced development in Nigeria : Read here


Investments in the Nigerian telecom sector are on the rise : Read here

External initiatives

Customer engagement: IHS/MainOne Cocktail Night

As part of our customer retention initiative, we were delighted to host one of our most esteemed clients for a night of fun. The cocktail party had in attendance the Finance Director, Head of Sales and Head of Operation/Transmission of MainOne. They were able to share their feedback and have a face to face meeting with our management team.

Internal initiatives

CEO Breakfast

The CEO Breakfast Meeting was held on Friday, September 8th. The  meeting provided the opportunity for staff to discuss key questions and concerns with the CEO and included the following specific requests/conversations:

Employee Wellness Activities

As part of our goals to have an engaged, healthy and knowledgeable workforce, we believe that employees should be provided with answers to questions on matters that impact their general wellbeing and health. To achieve these objectives, doctors from our two Health Management Organizations (HMOs) were invited to visit our premises and provide feedback on the various issues around health care services. The doctor’s visit for AXA Mansard and Anchor was held on Monday, July 17th at the Head Office and Friday, July 21st, 2017 at the Lagos Regional Office, while similar events occurred at all other Regional Offices across Nigeria throughout Q3.

Routine Health Check for the NOC Department

As part of the aforementioned Doctor’s visit, the AXA mansard team visited the Lagos office to conduct free routine health checks for interested employees of the NOC department. The Health screening exercise included:

Shop Floor Policies & Procedures Awareness Campaign

We commenced shop floor policies and procedures weekly awareness campaign on Monday July 17th. Selected departmental representatives went around the head and regional offices to sensitise employees across our various business operations on the key policies and procedures. The essence of this campaign is to ensure that all employees understand the provisions and other related policies as it applies to our daily operations. In order to further emphasize IHS’ commitment to the highest standards of ethical conduct and compliance, the champions from the various departments visited all teams as scheduled in Lagos and all regional offices.

IHS Emerges Winner of Remita Corporate Champions Cup

The IHS Nigeria football team participated in the Remita Corporate Champions Cup (RC3) and emerged the winner.

The Grand Finale of the competition was between defending Champions of Nigeria Telecoms Games – IHS Towers and VConnect. The match witnessed a display of good football skills from both teams to the delight of spectators. This edition of RC3 provided a competitive yet friendly platform for professionals, their families and brands across various sectors of the economy to network and bond.


The following attended the event:

CEO of SystemSpecs Nigeria, Mr John Obaro

Executive Director, SystemSpecs, Deremi Atanda

COO of MediaVision Ltd, Mr Jimmy Sogbesan

COO, Mohammed Al-Sawda and Deputy HR Director, Barira Yunusa-Omar both of IHS Towers Nigeria Ltd; and

Former Nigerian Goalkeeper, Peter Rufai - The Tournament Ambassador

Family Fun Day

IHS Nigeria family fun day took place in the various regions and head office on Saturday September 30th. The aim of the event was to foster interpersonal relationships amongst employees, getting to know each others’ family better and to appreciate ourselves beyond the work environment. It was an exciting day with lots of fun filled activities as promised.


Community Food Service Operation Center


In response to the famine issues in Borno State, IHS has successfully completed the first Community Food Service Centre (CFSC) at the Ngarannam Primary School in Maiduguri. The CFSC consists of a drive-in for supply vans, a large kitchen, a dry store, a cold store, an administrative and convenience bay, a manager’s office, a bathroom for workers and two 20kva generators with 2000 litre tank have been installed along with all furniture, fittings, gas cookers, gas cylinders and 2 refrigerators. Through this facility, IHS will be supporting the Borno State Government to provide a hygienic space for the preparation of food for over 15,000 people annually. Two women from the local community were identified and trained to manage the center and provide cold chain services through IHS-powered storage facilities. The ribbon cutting ceremony is planned for November.

Queen Amina School Project


The Queen Amina School project in Kaduna is in its final phase of implementation and is approximately 65% done. Currently, four hostels are completed with all toilets 91% done, four staff quarters 53%, kitchen and school shop 100%. Project is planned to be completed in December 2017.

Wellness on Wheels (WOW)


IHS Nigeria, in partnership with CHEF (Community Health Empowerment Foundation), rolled out mobile clinics to its medically underserved communities in four Eastern States. WOW provides rural communities access to free diagnostic and preventive healthcare services, counseling services and awareness outreach. This quarter WoW project was scaled up to target schools with specialist screening/care programs such as eye care and nutrition. This initiative impacted over 1,124 people (629 females and 495 males) from various communities in Anambra, Ebonyi, Delta and Enugu States.

World Humanitarian Day (WHD)


IHS Nigeria commemorated WHD with a visit to the Durumi IDP Camp by a team of 18 IHS employee volunteers from the Abuja team. The team donated over 148 bags of food stuffs and clothing items for babies. The volunteers spent two hours with the campers spreading love and care.

Generator Recycling Programme


IHS Nigeria continued with the roll out of its Generator Recycling Programme. A total of 58 refurbished generators have been donated nationwide between January-September 2017. In Q3, beneficiaries included research centers, schools, hospitals, community centers, security agencies, NGO’s, skill acquisition centers and orphanages across all states in Nigeria. The quarterly diesel deliveries also continue to be made to the six SOS Villages locations. Sixteen additional generators are currently being refurbished and will be distributed throughout Q4.

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