An Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professional, Mr Jide Awe, says gap exists between Nigeria’s legislature and its technology community, urging for urgent closure to sustain the community.
Awe made the claim in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday.
“The legislature is far from the tech community.
“It is supposed to help the community in areas that will enable the community to boost the industry, but right now, there is no form of interaction at all,” he said.
Awe said that bridging the gap would require the legislature to create an avenue to listen to the tech community.
“It is not only when they (legislators) want to sanction someone in the community that they will summon them; there should be regular interactions.
He said that the interactions would enable the legislature to know the concerns of the tech community and help to tackle them.
“There are many issues facing the tech community which need attention; there are areas where the industry is working with the executive; if a room is given for interactions between the tech community and the legislature, the issues will be resolved,” he said.
Awe added that the legislature should enact laws to encourage the industry to do more for the growth and benefit of the country.
“There is the need for regular industry engagements to bridge the gap between the legislature and the tech community,” he said.
Awe also called for proper enforcement the cybersecurity law and some others for facilitated ICT development.