A strategic partnership between industry stakeholders in the Information Technology sector and the government would be a leveraging avenue towards building youth capacity in technology, Oluwole Oluneye has said.
In an interview, Oluwole Oluneye, the Chief Executive Officer, African Hub International said, it is necessary for the government to create an enabling environment where talented Nigerian youths can be trained on new inventions that will improve their skills for innovations.
“Collaboration between government and stakeholders will bring a better future for youths engaging in technology. Every sector has to come together to build changes which will direct the way we live and the way we do things in a more advanced way.
“Most Nigerian youths that choose a career in information technology need to be trained to get acquainted with current trends in technology,” Oluneye said.
She urged the government to facilitate and deploy more science teachers into secondary schools across the country to encourage more youths to build a career in IT to develop the country.
She said that the contribution of the technology industry to Nigeria’s progress became significant as it was evident that the backbone of leading economies in the world “today is hinged on technology and entrepreneurship’’.
Oluneye also urged government to look into boosting the external factors such as power, internet speed, cost, security and financial support
“Countries like Japan and China created an environment for their IT sector, and it revamps their economies. nWith the current diversification going on, IT can improve the economy if the right policies are in place, “she said.
On the side of African Hub International, she stated that the company provided services such as workstations which include meeting and training rooms for its clients.
“It also provide virtual office plans, co-creation spaces, and access to uninterrupted power supply high-speed wireless internet connection, professional and friendly front office,’’ she said