Media Appearances

In the News: Jide Awe as an Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Advisor in various news media.

Welcome to my “In the News” page! Here, you’ll find a collection of recent media appearances where I’ve had the privilege of sharing my expertise as a Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy Advisor. These features in various media highlight my contributions to pressing topics in the fields of science, technology, and innovation policy.

As an advisor passionate about shaping Africa’s future through informed policies and strategies, I’ve had the opportunity to lend my insights and recommendations to discussions on cutting-edge developments. Each news story or article listed below offers a glimpse into my perspective and expertise, providing valuable context on vital issues.

I’m committed to fostering informed conversations and driving positive change in the ever-evolving landscape of science and technology. I invite you to explore these media appearances and engage with the insights shared within them.

Thank you for your interest, and feel free to reach out to discuss further on matters relating science, technology and innovation policy advisory and how my expertise can benefit your projects or initiatives.

List of Media Appearances:

-Sun Newspaper of 10 January 2024

“told Daily Sun that meeting the National Broadband Plan (NBP) targets for internet connectivity rollout remains crucial. He added that enhancing service quality and infrastructure security were also essential to meet the standards of a dynamic digital economy. He stated that challenges like high right-of-way charges, multiple taxation, insecure infrastructure, and bureaucratic bottlenecks faced by telecom operators must be tackled.”

How ICT sector can achieve tremendous growth in 2024 –Stakeholders

-Guardian Newspaper, 3 January 2024

“Awe said investing in skills development through relevant tech skills training programmes, internships and mentorship is essential to address the talent gap. He said the 3MTT initiative should be sustained, and similar programmes encouraged. According to him, there should be support for digital literacy initiatives and skills development programmes at all education levels to equip Nigerians with future-of-work skills, with special attention to marginalised groups.”

2024 Agenda: Consolidating sector’s gains to drive innovation  — Technology — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

-News Agency of Nigeria 16 December 2023

“the Maida leadership must focus on ensuring broadband penetration, integrating unserved and underserved areas into the digital revolution in order to build an inclusive digital economy.”
“the NCC boss should prioritise stakeholder engagement and collaboration, involving stakeholders in telecoms, ICT, government, private industry, education and research.”
“Instead of simply giving directives, Maida should listen, engage, develop and implement strategies with stakeholders, not to stakeholders.”

How new NCC boss will navigate telecoms headwinds

-Guardian Nigeria 3 September 2023

“it is essential to prioritise online safety and cyber security in children’s computer education and indeed in all forms of digital literacy from a very early age. Promoting awareness of the threats and consequences among children, parents, and teachers is crucial.”

Why Parents must safeguard their wards against ‘poisonous’ online menu

-Guardian Nigeria 30 August 2023

“priority should be given to innovation, saying instead of continuing with the outdated economic model of resource extraction, greater emphasis is needed on innovation.”

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