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From The Office of The President
The entire executives of the Nigerian Scholars in Germany (NiSIG e.V) welcome you to this noble body. As a non-profit and apolitical organization, our mandates are predicated on ensuring the welfare and success of Scholars at various cadres (student/working professionals) are realized. Some of our tenets are to ensure a significant contribution to the growth and development of Nigeria, adding value in Germany and support incoming scholars with the required assistance.
To achieve our aims and objectives, we will be having regular events around social, career, academic, and capacity development that involve collaboration with various organizations – which we are confident will add value to our members.
We have decided to up the ante, and we seek your unwavering support to make impactful strides for the benefit of our members.
National President, NiSIG e.V
Meet The Team
Saheed Sokunbi has an academic background in Economics from Bowen University, Nigeria, an MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology, and a Master’s degree in Development Economics from Georg-August University, Germany. Saheed is an astute development economist, and his interest revolves around politics and development economics.
Within the ambit of NiSIG e.V, he previously served as director of finance, zonal coordinator and three times electoral committee member.
Currently, he works as a Global Account Specialist in a tech company.
Chukwunwike Mark Anwuluorah hails from Anambra State. He attended the University of Nigeria where he bagged a degree in Agricultural Education. Due to his passion for Agriculture, he further studied a post-graduate diploma in Fisheries and Aquaculture at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. He was an Ambassador of the Nigeria Model United Nations and won several awards as a delegate. He is currently studying master’s degree in Agriculture in the Tropics and Subtropics at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart.
Mark is a purpose-driven young man with a super ambitious and passionate desire to impact lives. He is committed to impacting lives through philanthropy and mentorship. He loves to travel and to read books during his free time. He is the current Vice president NiSIG e.V.
Ayomide Ajagbe is a Communications Assistant at a Berlin-based think tank. She was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. Ayomide holds a bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Benin, Nigeria. She is currently studying for her Master’s degree in English-Speaking Cultures at the University of Bremen. Ayomide has a professional interest in global communications, public relations and research. She has previously worked in executive management and business development. She started her volunteer service with NiSIG as the vice president for the Bremen chapter and, immediately after that, served as the president of the chapter. Ayomide enjoys travelling for work and fun.
Director of Public Relations
Michael is a graduate of Agricultural Economics from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria. In pursuit of sustainable agriculture and global food security, he is currently enrolled in a master’s program in Agricultural Economics with a focus on agricultural food policy and sustainable agriculture at the University of Hohenheim.
He has always been involved in student representation and is passionate about societal development. He considers himself privileged to represent the prestigious Nigerian Scholars in Germany (NiSIG) at the national level as the Director of Public Relations.
He aspires to someday represent his country, Nigeria, at the national house of assembly.
Director of Finance
Viola, born in Kaduna Nigeria, had her studies in Nigeria and India. Came to Germany in 2018 for her Msc in Medical Informatics and Digital Health.
Director of Social
Joseph Happy Okoh is a lawyer, financial fraud analyst, and data protection expert with law and international security background. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from Nigeria, an LLM from the UK, and an MA in International Security Management from the Berlin School of Economics and Law. His interests include digital transformation, AI in society, compliance, and football. He is the current Director of Social NiSIG e.V.
Fikayomi is an MA graduate (in view) in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy of the Hochschule Furtwangen University (HFU) & the ICD Academy for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin. He holds a Bachelor degree in International Relations from Covenant University with relevant experience in Trade facilitation, peace resolution and conference and protocol. He was assistant in various projects in the Economic Community of West African States. He participated also in the Ogun State’s Economic Transformation Project (OGSTEP).
Application for Scholarship/Funding!
Happy International Women’s Day
I pleaded for accommodation assistance from wonderful Nigerians in this forum. I am happy and honored to testify that this group rocks. Through people like Ola Dunni and Adeniji Olasunkanmi Milanista, I felt the spirit of brotherly love that we all need to move our country and the whole world to the next level.
PhD student, TU-Freiberg
Movement from the airport to the school on arrival in Germany and where to sleep on the first day was very easy thanks to Oreoluwa Afolayan through NiSIG Cottbus who arranged for my pick up, accommodation and catered for me. NiSIG is truly a good umbrella to bring everyone together and foster unity.
Masters student, BTU Cottbus
Back in 2015 one of my best friends left Nigeria for Germany. We both started the application process but she saw it to the end. Months down the line she wasn’t ‘fresh off the boat’ anymore. Abiton advised me to come and study in Germany, – “it’s an experience ” she told me. I sent out my applications and …