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IHS Nigeria Brief Overview

Nigeria is the largest telecom's market in Africa. IHS Towers began in Nigeria in 2001, and Nigeria remains our largest market today. We're committed to developing our services in Nigeria and to continue meeting the growing demand for mobile.

The company started as a provider of site build services for mobile network operators in Nigeria, but has gone on to develop deep expertise in all aspects of telecom towers. We operate from our head office in Lagos but have regional offices in Abuja, Ibadan, Enugu, Asaba, Kano and Port Harcourt.

We also operate two datacenters – in Lagos and Abuja – enabling us to support our Network Operating Centers (NOCs) with a high-quality IT infrastructure, robust security and a reliable network.

Key Sustainability Projects

IHS Nigeria implements a wide range of initiatives and partnerships across the Group’s four sustainability pillars which include Ethics and governance, Our people and communities, Environment and climate change, Education and economic growth. 

In 2019, with a view to focusing on longer-term programs, we worked with UNICEF on their Child Friendly Communities Initiative, a program encompassing health, well-being and education. We also established a partnership with USAID (the US Agency for International Development), making a financial donation to support the purchase of more than 60,000 HIV test kits to advance ongoing HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, and management activities in Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

To support the promotion and accessibility of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, we have launched a number of initiatives. Our School on Wheels project has trained over 7,200 students in 24 selected secondary schools across 12 states throughout Nigeria. In 2019, we initiated the Mission-T Program, working with TechQuest to improve ICT education and participation. This multi-phase program has included hosting the Technovation Exhibition in Onikan, Lagos, launching an IHS STEM app for secondary schools featuring 65 interactive modules on the Nigerian ICT, Robotics and Coding curricula, and implementing teaching training, classroom teaching and 3D-printing classes. Over 4,500 pupils and teaches have benefited in Oyo, Rivers and Kano states.

We commemorate the International Day for Women and Girls in Science annually, and in 2019 organized a science fair for young girls in three areas - Engineering and Robotics, Coding and Programming and Basic Science. These programs help support the talent pipeline for high-growth STEM thereby aiming to help created future technological leaders.

We also support select sustainability-focused thought leadership forums. Since 2018, we have sponsored the ThistlePraxis Consulting Sustainability Conversation Program, a platform which discusses sustainable development in Nigeria. In 2019, this led to the formation of the Telecommunications Sustainability Working Group (TSWG), a collaborative effort to ensure sustainable practices recommended by the conference are implemented effectively. Members of the TSWG include internet providers, regulatory bodies and relevant non-government bodies from both the private and public sector.

We are active supporters of the Group’s Generator Recycling Program and have previously operated this in partnership with SOS Children’s Villages and Pathfinder International - a global non-profit organization that focuses on reproductive health, family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, and maternal health.

Our Employee Volunteering Program continues to develop with teams contributing to local community building initiatives including school rehabilitation, health center renovations, mentoring sessions for school children and charity visits.

The success of our Sustainability program in Nigeria has been recognized externally. In 2019 we were awarded the 2019 Best CSR Workplace Practices (Nigeria) award and the 2019 Shaping Responsible Business Towards the Attainment of Sustainable Development Goals award at the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility Awards (SERAs).

Managing Director

Mohamad Darwish

Office address

IHS Nigeria

Plot 934 Idejo Street

Off Adeola Odeku

Victoria Island, Lagos

Tel: +234 (0)700-0777777