The Ladies’s Know-how Empowerment Heart (W.TEC) revealed Thursday that the pandemic coronavirus has hampered the manufacturing and launch of recent applied sciences within the ICT sector.
Yemi Odutola, the Head of Communications at W.TEC made this identified in an interview with the Nigeria Information Company in Lagos.
He observed; “The epidemic is main lots of the business’s main professionals to cover for now.
“The benefit of the sector over many is the truth that most of its works are facilitated with transportable expertise (Laptops and web) which has allowed most of its actions to operate easily.
“However, the sector has suffered in areas the place common conferences, exhibitions, info expertise guru journeys have been canceled or postponed because of the hearth.
“This short-term pandemic has hampered the move and launch of recent applied sciences within the dynamic sector,” Odutola mentioned.
He mentioned the sector had additionally misplaced floor to COVID-19, and famous that each one of its core assets, each human and software program, have been redefined in the direction of the combat towards the illness which in flip has distracted the hearth. major expertise.
Odutola, nonetheless, famous that it was commendable that the expertise was used to share appropriate medical info, analysis figures, updates from numerous international locations to find out easy methods to prohibit motion.
“The expertise sector in the USA, for instance, has been serving to us work along with medical authorities to assist combat the unfold of the illness in different international locations as effectively.
“Governments should maintain the expertise sector on the record of important service suppliers for them to proceed to supply the required info,” the communications officer mentioned.
Odutola mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic had affected individuals’s socio-economic life-style as they’d by no means seen it earlier than, noting that it steadily closed each nation and compelled all individuals to remain at residence.
“In line with the World Well being Group as of March 25, the lethal virus had killed 18,810 individuals worldwide and nonetheless has a rising variety of 421,414 confirmed instances,” he mentioned.
The communications workplace has ordered Nigerians to stay protected in compliance with the preventive pointers supplied by the WHO.